The Palace at FilmBar

Categories: Nightlife
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.
Ryan Wolf
A Palace of hipsters 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.

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. 

Check out a slideshow here and a full rundown after the jump...

Ryan Wolf
DJ Daniel at The Palace at Filmbar.
​The Place:
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. 
Ryan Wolf
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. 

The Style: The hipper than thou crowd included Stefan Pruett of Peachcake, members of Treasuer Mammal and just about every piece of clothing in the latest Urban Outfitters catalog. 

Ryan Wolf
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. 

Are we going back? We might make an appearance. Can't stay out too late though, we have to look good for Sunday's Cannonball Pool Party

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Location Info



815 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

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