Does anyone know why they are closing? They use to be the hot spot in NYC. Wha happen?
Splash Bar Closing.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||08/02/2013|
The same reason for every other closing of popular clubs: increased rents.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/23/2013|
The is a country-wide water shortage; they would have to rename it Trickle.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/23/2013|
Seems like its been there forever. They had a good run, a lot longer than many other bars.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/23/2013|
No hot spot stays hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/23/2013|
Gorgeous August Saturday. Late afternoon matinee of a new film that opened that weekend called "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" at The Lowes Village 7. Then walk to Splash for a drink. Friends talking about the wonderful movie and the gorgeous bartender chimes that he saw that afternoon too and loved it. Couldn't get any gayer that day.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/23/2013|
Tell me about it, R4
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/23/2013|
R6, one of my favorite memories involves seeing Priscilla that night at the same theater - everyone in the audience was gay and had such a wonderful time - then all of my friends and then walking to Splash.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/23/2013|
R6, it's Loew's.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/23/2013|
[quote]They use to be the hot spot in NYC.
Circa 1996??? Splash hasn't been a true hot spot since forever.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/23/2013|
I know R10, that's so stupid! That's like if someone says Philadelphia used to be the capital of the US. Maybe circa 1776??? Philadelphia hasn't been a true capital since forever.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/23/2013|
Good. Anything that makes Manhattan more boring and less special is good in my book.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/23/2013|
Splash has been strictly a cheesy tourist trap for the past 10 or so years. Quite frankly, I'm surprised they lasted this long. Chelsea in general is over and has been for years now.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/23/2013|
Slow upward movement of the gay mega-bars to Hell's Kitchen, which I really wish would stop - there are already too many cheesy bars there. We don't need a fucking gay bar every single block, guys; it's not like they're that different in the first place - just big rooms with alcohol, men and music.
How about some more decent grocery stores (besides Amish Market) or clothing shops or movie houses or interesting restaurants besides Yum Yum 1,2,3 and 4.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/23/2013|
I had some fun times there. Why were the bartenders upstairs always so shitty, not even knowing drinks, while the ones downstairs were personable and knowledgeable?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/23/2013|
It is all part of AC and his beau's plan for complete gay domination.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/23/2013|
i've always wanted to go to splash bar but atleast i have 2 more tuesdays to go before it closes down forever
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/25/2013|
I haven't been there in almost 10 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/25/2013|
Yep R16, Ben Maisani will probably own ALL the gay bars in NYC in a few years.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/25/2013|
Didn't one of the owners OD on GHB and die?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/25/2013|
Drinks got way overprice and everyone has a bottom line
|by Anonymous||reply 21||07/25/2013|
One of the owners Brian,had a face that always reminded me of a duck....the lover did die of an OD....lots of after hours sex parties at the bar and huge orgies at their Fire Island house. They were both big whores.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/25/2013|
You sound jealous, r22!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||07/25/2013|
[quote] Wha happen?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/25/2013|
Splash hosted a Stoli event. Host calls protesters Assholes. Fuck them, glad they are closing.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||07/31/2013|
Love with the right people in the way
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/31/2013|
I once lost a contact lens there. Suddenly, everyone looked much more attractive.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/31/2013|
So long, Musical Mondays!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/31/2013|
Musical Mondays is moving to XL
|by Anonymous||reply 30||07/31/2013|
I wanna hear more about the owners and their sordid lifestyles.
I remember going there during college around 2003 and always getting laid and having a great time. I'd get free drinks/coke from bartenders or guys/girls hitting on me and even slept with some blonde hunk bartender named Mike, who I think became a manager. I got blown on the stage once too. Ahh to be young dumb and hung.
I went there again a few years later post-college/drugs and hated it and haven't been since. Can't say I care about it closing but it does bring back memories.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||07/31/2013|
they r opening up and are still constructing a brand new elementary school right next to it. I wonder if that has anything to do with it?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||07/31/2013|
Cheers to that Future of America! What's "in" must inevitably go out...otherwise how could it ever have been "in?" Just like joy and sadness..how can you empathize with one, without experiencing the other. Philadelphia = Always In, NYC = Always In. Think Stonewall, think Harvey Milk. The more the merrier, intolerance breeds intolerance. Love them all, embrace them all. You too will eventually be "out" and then what? There is room for all generations. There is also love, and respect. Continue dividing yourself among your own people, and end up alone for life.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||08/02/2013|