Looking for something to do this weekend? "Night Owl" is a quick guide to specials nights at bar around town. We'll give you a few hints re: cover, dress code, music and atmosphere. Saturdays mark The Palace at FilmBar.
If it's Saturday night and you're looking for drink specials, beats by local DJs, a chill atmosphere, and cool local art, we'd suggest FilmBar's latest addition, The Palace.
|A Palace of hipsters at Filmbar. |
The self-described international music bazaar is downtown Phoenix's latest home to Djentrification and a slew of guest DJs who spin a mix of eccentrically eclectic world beats as the cool kids take advantage of happy hour specials.
|DJ Daniel at The Palace at Filmbar. |
815 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ, 85004
The Time: Every Saturday, 9:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.
The Cover: None.
The Bar: The full bar at the 6-month-old Filmbar features more than 30 beers. The Saturday special is a $5 Lagunitas IPA. The slightly better bargain is the happy hour special, which gets you a dollar off everything until midnight.
|DJ Tense palatially scratching. |
The Music: Djentrification, DJ Tense and DJ Daniel provided the multicultural mix for the latest edition of The Palace. The DJs maintained a lounge atmosphere while showcasing their musical knowledge and know-how. Whether it's Korean funk, Arabic dub or even Mumbai Film Music, chances are that it's been heard at The Palace.
|Packing 'em in at The Palace. |
The People: See Above. This is definitely the new hipster hotspot. Be sure to get here early if you want a seat at the bar or just a seat in general.
What we loved: The bizarre and bilingual beats of this bohemian bazaar.
What we didn't love: The night is supposedly all about celebrating world music but there's not really a dance floor in the narrow circular-shaped lobby of the Filmbar, which is where the palatial party goes down. Kindof lame.
815 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ