Thursday, January 17, 2008

Bartender's Ball 2008

As of today, it's exactly one month until one of the biggest parties of the year -- the Bartender's Ball.

I stopped by a meeting Wednesday night at Brick & Barrel to get an early peek at who's going to be there and what's new for the seventh annual party slated for the Sunday during Presidents Day Weekend.

This year's theme is "TV Land," so the different bars will be decorating their 12-by-12-foot areas to look like old TV shows. Cans is doing "Gilligan's Island," McKoy's and Vinnie's will be going head-to-head with booths created to look like the set of "The Dating Game." Brick & Barrel (which won for best booth last year) is doing "The Price Is Right."

One change this year is there will be no live music. Instead, six DJs (among them: Mike B, Supa Skip and Jazzy Jimmy) will rotate between two booths.

The party starts at the Blake Hotel uptown at 7 p.m., and attire is semi-formal. (I love any excuse to put on a cocktail dress.)

If you're planning on going, get your tickets now while they're still at $60. Starting Feb. 1, they'll go up to $70. Another reason to buy early? Tickets will not be available at the door. The best part about going? Proceeds benefit Kids First of the Carolinas.


Anonymous said...

Isn't that the hooker hotel? :)

Anonymous said...

Yes , but high class hooking is legal in Charlotte ; And it doesnt bother me none;

Anonymous said...

Whats up? No partying in the last few days???