A new bar doused in nostalgia, Stereotype, is opening tonight in the West Sixth area. Located at 510 Rio Grande Street, the bar promises to be “Studio 54 meets the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” with cocktails.
The bar from Lion’s Share Hospitality promises a drink menu named after ’90s icons (My So-Called Life’s Jordan Catalano, Saved by the Bell’s Zach Morris, etc.). There will be food trucks at a later date.
The main attraction is the retro decor, including a graffiti art mural, a stereo wall of vintage stereos, a “disco ball ceiling” (which appears to just be a shiny silver ceiling), and a Rubik’s Cube bar. The entire space, including the patio and deck, is dog-friendly.
Lion’s partner Matt Wolski is banking on nostalgia to lure crowds to the Rio Grande spot: “Stereotype is your Delorean. Nostalgic nods to the high school gym floor inspire the dance parties you always knew you were cool enough to pull off (sans all the high school nonsense).”
Stereotype took over the former Kung Fu Saloon space. A pop-up bar called EP was originally slated as a preview for Stereotype, but that never materialized.
Stereotype’s hours for opening weekend will be Friday 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday noon to 2 a.m. Regular weekend hours will be noon to 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday.
Lion’s Share Hospitality also operates the game bar Parlor & Yard down the street.
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