Blue Room launches 'Prohibition Saturdays'-A A +A
Friday, August 16, 2013
WHEN Apo View Hotel's Blue Room called on Dabawenyos to fight for their right to party, this call did not go unheeded. Partyphiles trooped to Blue Room last Saturday (August 10) for the launching of Prohibition Saturdays, a weekly soiree featuring the city's finest indie acts, guest DJs, and special offers on cocktails, shots and beers.
Kicking off the first of this Saturdays series was a 1920's-themed launch event, where guests enjoyed the music of Kwatro Medya, The Sound of Go, and a DJ set by Cheekie Albay of Hiphouse. To celebrate the launch, Blue Room gave away freebies, such as free drinks for early birds who came before 9 p.m. and free shots for ladies who came before 10 p.m.
The Prohibition era in 1920's was a particularly interesting time in American history, especially in terms of music, fashion, and partying. Some would say the same can be said about Davao these days, but hey, let's not go there. Let's just say Prohibition Saturdays is an avenue for the party-loving crowd to enjoy good music, classic cocktails and have a roaring good time.
Special promos on drinks are also offered every Saturday, such as 50 percent off on selected cocktails for the ladies, local beers are only P50, Margarita pitchers go for P500, and buy-one-get-one on tequila shots the whole night.
On August 17, the Kadayawan edition of Prohibition Saturdays will surely be a riot with one of the country's most solid hard rock bands, Razorback, taking the stage.
A cover charge of P250 gets you in and includes one free beer. Gig starts at 9:00 p.m. with local indie Britpop band, Lucas, opening the show.
Blue Room is located at the ground floor of Apo View Hotel, an iconic local landmark in Davao City with a history spanning 65 years. Blue Room follows the success of the hotel's famous night spots, such as One Down Disco and Penec Bar in the 1980's, Spam's and Pag-asa Bar in the 1990's, and Liquid in the 2000's. For updates on Prohibition Saturdays, check out Blue Room's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blueroom.apoviewhotel (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 17, 2013.