Two years in the making, the Boot and Saddle finally opened last night with a concert benefiting the Street Tails Animal Rescue. Tonight will be the first ticketed event, with a show by The Both, which is made up of Aimee Mann and Ted Leo.
We made our way inside to snap a few icognito pictures, so forgive the dark, blurred images. But hey, you get the idea.
The bar is a partnership between Avram Hornik and Mark Fichera, both of Four Corners Management, and Sean Agnew’s R5 Productions and New York-based Bowery Presents. So far, there’s no kitchen, but we hear that they’re still working on the menu. There are about 60 seats in the dining room/bar, and the restaurant will eventually be open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week.
The performance space in the back holds about 150 people, and it’s separated from the dining room/bar area. That means that you’ll be able to get into the bar for a drink and, eventually, a bite without having to pay to get in, a la Johnny Brenda’s in Fishtown. Last night, though, they were charging $15 at the door.
Also of note, the neon on the sign hasn’t been fixed yet. Spotlights were pointed at it last night. Hopefully, that will be remedied soon.
Once we get more details on the food, we’ll let y’all know. And for the music lineup, check out their website here.
– Dan Berlin, The Bongo Zeptobrewery