Downtime Fridays at Filmbar

Categories: Night Owl
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. 
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Ryan Wolf
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.

Check out the latest edition here and our impressions after the jump...

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Ryan Wolf
DJ Ellery at Downtime Fridays.
​​​The Place:
815 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

The Time: 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.

The Cover: None.

The Parking: Street.
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Ryan Wolf
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. 

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Ryan Wolf
"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.
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Ryan Wolf
Backgammon anyone?
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.

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