HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Fat Boots Trailer Park Bar – a “drinkertainment” concept being primed for national expansion – is rolling out on Houston’s Washington Avenue.
The experiential concept, developed by Las Vegas entertainment veterans Jennifer Worthington, Robert Frey and Ned Collett, “playfully brings to life vintage trailer park culture” in an immersive, indoor/outdoor space, the organizers said.
Located at 4218 Washington Avenue, Fat Boots Trailer Park Bar encompasses 2,000 square feet of indoor space along with 800 square feet of patio. Steve Merritt of Transworld Business Advisors represented the tenant, and Eva Hughes represented the landlord.
Additional Fat Boot Trailer Park Bars are under development in New Orleans and Nashville.
Located at 4218 Washington Avenue Fat Boot’s Trailer Park Bar encompasses 2,000 square feet of indoor space along with 800 square feet of patio. Steve Merritt of Transworld Business Advisors represented the tenant, and Eva Hughes represented the landlord.
Cocktails in Spam Cans
Fat Boots staff will not only perform, but also encourage patrons to get into the act with call outs, dancing on the stage/bar to a set list of 80s/90s/2000s favorites and anthems, drinking games and more. The beverage menu will include an array of signature cocktails, some festooned and served in Spam and SpaghettiOs cans, along with a deep dive of beers and Jell-O shots. The bar will also be stocked with a selection of trailer park classics ranging from Twinkies to Cheez Whiz and crackers.
“We love the carefree attitude and diversity of Houston, buoying the reasons for launching the Fat Boot’s brand here. And how could we not jump on an Inner Loop site halfway between The Beer Can House and Art Car Museum – two landmarks that epitomize the creative, fun-loving vibe of the city.” said partner, Robert Frey, the founding partner of the Las Vegas-based PURE Nightclub plus the Pussy Cat Dolls Lounge at Caesars Palace and Social House at Treasure Island.
“The Evolution of Bars”
Partner Jennifer Worthington, a multi-faceted entrepreneur who was the youngest senior vice president at Jerry Bruckheimer Films in Los Angeles before entering the hospitality space in New York and Las Vegas with acclaimed haunts like Coyote Ugly at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino adds, “Fat Boots speaks to the evolution of bars as immersive spaces where staff become entertainers and cogs for social interaction, and guests become part of theater.”
Rolling Stones Experience
Houston-based Ned Collett is the final cog in the ownership trifecta and brings decades of live entertainment experience. He has produced high profile events like the Spring Awakening Music Festival and The Rolling Stones at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The team engaged the talents of Houston artist Caitlin Caselli plus set veteran Abigail Kehr, who regularly works with the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, and Houston Symphony, to bring the vintage trailer park vision to life with interactive vignettes, games and selfie scenes. Kehr has curated a series of interior “yards” for groups, festooned with classic signage and thematic props. And out back on the Astroturf patio, a rainbow of Adirondack circle kiddie pools equipped with toy fishing gear – perfect for killin’ a little time while waiting for friends to arrive.
The bar, located on Washington Avenue between Heights Blvd. and Shepherd Drive, is expected to open May 5.
April 24, 2021 Realty News Report Copyright 2021
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