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Tavern Law Pre-Opening Party + Photos

By August 19, 2009

Trace Lofts

Last night residents of Trace Lofts and Trace North were invited to a Tavern Law pre-opening party; Tavern Law is the gastropub opening in the ground floor retail of Trace Lofts.

It’s about time! One of the appeals to me of buying at Trace was the promise of living above restaurants and bars. Unfortunately it’s taken them two years to open the bar. The bar was previously known as Gun Club and was to be opened by Michael Klebeck but that got called off last year, then nine months ago the Spur team announced they’d be running the bar.

They’ve been working furiously on the space since April. When I peaked my head in Monday I didn’t think they’d make the Tuesday party, there were boxes sprawled everywhere and workers were bustling about, but they did.

The space has a main floor as well as a private room upstairs. The stairwell to the upstairs is lined with risque photos.

Here’s the (air conditioned) upstairs lounge:

The cocktails were strong with names like “East India” and “Gun Club”. So good that at midnight there was someone sprawled on the floor of the Trace Lofts lobby completely passed out. There wasn’t much in the way of food, but I heard they’ll be rotating their food menu weekly and dishes will be priced under $15.

Look for Tavern Law to open this Friday or Saturday. I can’t wait!

Here’s my photos. But the official party photos are much better.

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