Now Open: Bar 350 in Scottsdale
Owner Johnny West is hoping his joint will become place where patrons can have a few pints and snifters before starting off their evening Old Town adventures.
"We're kinda going after the Coach House crowd and function as a launching pad for Old Town, like a cool place to get your buzz on early," West says.
One can do that by partaking in any of the bar's selection of $3.50 bottled beers and well drinks, which is what inspired the name of the establishment.
Bar 350 held its soft opening within the last week and show's all the hallmarks of such, including freshly printed tarps touting its debut that are covering the old Billet Bar signage.
West says he has plenty of other changes in mind to transform his bar into something altogether different from its predecessor.
"Everything is functioning only as a temporary setup for now until we shut down and reopen with a new look," West says. "Right now, we're just trying to have some fun and get some attention while we wait for [building] permits."
Come the summertime, West plans on shutting down and completely changing the look and feel of the property, such as expanding into the retail space that used to house leather shop Against the Wind and building a new kitchen and several bars. Other amenities will include a massive patio space out front in what's currently the parking lot (which will also feature a raised outdoor stage and dance floor) and a three-hole putting green in the back.
In the meantime, however, Bar 350 will soon offer weekly events like karaoke on Fridays and Saturdays, and an industry night on Mondays. The official grand opening party is scheduled to take place on January 22 and will feature DJ performances, wet tee shirt contest, and a Shake Weight competition.
For more detail, visit the bar's website.