It’s a “two-for-one” Get Your PHX this month as we check out Crescent Ballroom’s new sister venue, Valley Bar, featuring Short Leash as the in-house purveyor of all that wonderful nosh!
When the Phoenix New Times asked Crescent Ballroom co-owner, Charlie Levy, why he and his business partner wanted to open a second music venue/lounge, he responded, “Because I’m crazy and Tucker and I are stupid and like to work ourselves to death.” Just about the best answer we’ve ever heard.
Open only since May, Valley Bar brings a bounty of musical acts, comedians and the like to downtown Phoenix as well as weeklies, like cumbia on Fridays.
In addition to Crescent, Charlie Levy runs Stateside Presents promotions, whose offices are in the same building as Valley Bar.
Levy recalls, “One day I asked the landlord what it [the basement] was like, and he showed me and it was filled with junk. And I was like, ‘Can I rent it out? This could be a really cool music venue down here with a big lounge with pool tables.’ And he let us do it!”
Inside the 8,000 sq. ft. space are pool tables, a performance stage and the Rose Room lounge, named in honor of Arizona’s first female governor, Rose Mofford. A long list of signature cocktails features hilarious nods and winks to famous (and infamous) Arizona politicians, such as The Stanton, The McCain and That’s a Ducey.
Short Leash has signed on to run the kitchen at Valley Bar as well as opening a third location in the former Downtown Deli space on the ground floor. Owners, Brad and Kat Moore have some big ideas for the new project, which makes us salivate instantly.
In their new restaurant location on the ground level “upstairs”, Brad and Kat will serve their famous Rollover brioche doughnuts and coffee for breakfast and the delicious hot dog creations for lunch.
Join us this month for complementary samples from Short Leash and happy hour priced drinks from Phoenix’s newest music venue and lounge, Valley Bar.As always, please RSVP below.
When: Thursday, July 23rd from 5:30-7:30PM
Where: Valley Bar: 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 85004 (Map it)
Details: Complementary bites from Short Leash, free raffle ticket and happy hour pricing on drinks
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