BAR!90 to open this weekend, a new bar fueled by ‘nostalgia’

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Despite the cancellation of Rochester’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, BAR!90 is set to open this Saturday at 5 p.m. in the East End.

The bar is themed with a wide range of 90s-inspired art, decor, and food and drink selections. Normal hours will be Tuesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. The bar is located in the same building as “ONE,” the club at 1 Ryan Alley.

Pining for the good ol’ days?

“I’m not watching the new stuff that’s coming out,” owner of BAR!90 Billy Slocum said. “I’m watching the stuff I was watching when I was 9or 10 years old.”

That’s the feeling owner of Club ONE and BAR!90 is going for.

“It’s just better this way,” Slocum said.

The bar is covered in 90s art, and everything is 90s-themed.

“The names, the looks, the colors,” he said. “Just the vibrancy.”

One piece of decor Slocum is very proud of is the Super Soaker wall.

“Instead of buying new ones, we went on eBay and bought old ones,” Slocum sad. “They weren’t cheap, but they give you the effect of: ‘Wow, those are 30 years old.'”

All of the original and commissioned art was done by an artist they call “Stevie Drips.”

“Because I’ve spent the last three days scraping paint off the floor,” he said.

The man they call “Drips” was actually so in tune with the painting that Slocum delayed opening, just so he could finish.

Along with that feeling of nostalgia, the bar will serve-candy inspired drinks, along with a “basic but delicious” menu. Slocum in particular pointed out that they have the same nachos you would get at the ballpark.

“We even have a Slushie machine,” Slocum said.

There are also classic games at the bar, and the backsplash of the bar is a projection screen, perfect for a nostalgic viewing night out.

Sometimes in the future, they plan on hosting a “Booze Clues” night, where bargoers can get a prize if they find all of the 90s references in the bar.

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