Looking for something to do this weekend? "Night Owl" is a quick guide to specials nights at bars and clubs around town. We'll give you a few hints re: cover, dress code, music and atmosphere. Every Friday marks Downtime Fridays at Filmbar.
|Downtime Fridays at Filmbar.|
are full of local DJs, beer discounts, and Downtown dwellers. The weekly event claims to be a dance night, and while we didn't too many people moving anywhere but toward the bar, we still found a great atmosphere with some seriously good beats.
The $5 rotating beer specials in combination with DJ Ellery and DJ Riot Earp's song selections provide a more than adequate way to spend your downtime.
|DJ Ellery at Downtime Fridays.|
815 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
The Time: 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.
The Cover: None.
The Parking: Street.
|The low-lit lounge.|
The Bar: Filmbar's low-lit lounge/lobby leads you around in a circle as you move from the main bar to the additional beer-only bucket near the back. Similarly, Downtime Friday's beer specials are constantly rotating. The current lineup features a $5 Leffe Brune and Fuller's ESB. The reverse happy hour, which lasts from 10 p.m. - 12 a.m., gets you a dollar off all beers and wines.
The Music: DJ Ellery and DJ Riot Earp teamed up on an eclectic mix of indie dance numbers and more laid back selections.
|"The Airplane" by Michael David Little.|The Art: Michael David Little's
series of dreamy and mostly Native American-themed mixed media pieces coupled with Joerael Elliott
's abstract installations combine to create an overwhelming oomph of oversaturation.
The Style: Casual, as interpreted by high style hipsters.
The People: Ultra-hip youngsters commingling with a somewhat surprising subset of more middle-aged folks.
What we loved: The variety of things to do. Downtime Fridays has discount drinks, supposed potential for dancing and even board games. Also, if you don't like the scene you can always catch a flick.
What we didn't love: Downtime Fridays is billed as a dance night but it has much more of a relaxing chill out atmosphere.
Are we going back? We've got plenty of downtime, so yes.