Laser Wolf Celebrates Four Years of No Jerks, Yes Beer

Ian Witlen
Serving only the best.

No jerks, yes beer. That's Laser Wolf's motto, an improbable if not downright impossible mission statement for a bar.

Even a pub smack dab in the middle of heaven is sure to have a few drunken a-holes on any given night. Around 1 in the morning, a few angels are going to have to bounce Mahatma Gandhi after he tries to fight Elvis for making fun of his pants.

This is just the nature of a bar.

See also: Laser Wolf's Fourth Anniversary Celebration (Photos)

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Stranahan House Hosts Holiday Hangover Event With Sosos Singer and Beer Garden

Categories: Nightlife

Ceenan Calzadilla
Sosos at the Funky Biscuit

Fort Lauderdale's oldest, still-standing structure, Stranahan House, will host its first event of the year today from 6 to 9 p.m., appropriately titled "Holiday Hangover." It's clearly geared at all those still recovering from seasonal festivities; there will be an open bar, music, a beer garden sponsored by Moore Stephens Lovelace PA, food of all sorts, and even a CycleParty onsite for guests to experience. Attendees can also, of course, tour the museum.

In addition, attendees can jam out to music played by Chris Monteleone, lead singer of Sosos. The Fort Lauderdale band plays music with acoustic roots instruments only. Monteleone says he'll play some new songs from the band's most recent album as well as some songs from the first two albums.

In regard to the band's newest endeavors, "The first thing our fans will notice is that we now have two lead singers instead of just me," Monteleone explained. "We added Mitch Herrick to the Sosos lineup a few years ago, and we started playing his tunes as well as mine. This has definitely shifted our sound a bit. I'd say it kinda sounds like Jack Johnson stopped by the Goo Goo Dolls' house only to find that the Devil Makes Three was there. Then they all decided to jam!"

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Sneak Peek at Honey's Grand Opening in Delray Beach (Photos)

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Michele Eve Sandberg
Honey opens in downtown Delray Beach Thursday, October 30.

Here's a riddle for you: What's something that's sweet, sexy, and sophisticated that you can touch, taste, and hear?

That would be Honey, the latest nightlife concept to hit downtown Delray Beach. The newest addition to the Sub-Culture Restaurant Group opens the doors officially tonight, October 30, but we got in last night on the preview. Here's what we experienced.

See also: Photos from Honey's Grand Opening in Delray Beach

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Honey, Sub-Culture's Newest Nightlife Concept, Opens in Downtown Delray Beach

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Courtesy of Honey
From Dada to Camelot to Kill Your Idol, Sub-Culture Restaurant Group's got almost all the markets covered. The ever-expanding empire is launching its latest nightlife concept, Honey, set to open on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach later this month.

According to Honey partner Scott Frielich, the new spot will add just a little more "hip" to the downtown Delray Beach scene. He describes it as a "sophisticated lounge meets nightclub," something he and partner Rodney Mayo hope will change the nightlife landscape of the city's downtown area.

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Jump the Shark, Fort Lauderdale's Newest Venue


Opening its doors in March 2009, the IWAN (Independent Working Artists Network) Concept Production Facility proved to be a pioneering concept in what once was a blighted area of Fort Lauderdale. Come to be known as "The Bubble" (which was actually the title of the first event held at the venue; it just stuck), this art gallery, performance venue, and general hangout facility became a much-needed hub for Broward County's underground and underserved artistic set. Predating the popularity of FAT Village's monthly art walks, vinyl record haven Radio-Active Records' move to Federal Highway, and the opening of hipster craft-beer mecca Laser Wolf, the Bubble was a catalyst for the revitalization of the area just north of downtown Fort Lauderdale known as Flagler Village.

We speak in past tense here because the Bubble, in its previous iteration anyway, is no more. The Bubble cofounder Garo Gallo has officially split from the IWAN group and has taken it upon himself to give the art space a bit of a face-lift and a shift in attitude.

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Camelot Officially Opens Tonight in West Palm Beach (Photos)

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Photo by Michele Eve
Camelot opens in West Palm Beach, but only cardholders can get in.
This Labor Day weekend, South Florida restaurateur and nightlife maven Rodney Mayo is celebrating the grand opening of his thirteenth establishment. Tonight, the doors officially open for Camelot, the new late-night spot in downtown West Palm Beach. And as last night's soft opening revealed, it brings to life a unique nightlife concept.

But hold up ladies and gents: Before you go slapping on your party dress and lacing up those dancing shoes, check the mailbox for the special VIP card you'll need to get in the doors.

Oh, what's that? You didn't fill out the online application to request one of Camelot's 1,000 charter member cards? That's a shame. You'll probably have to buy one now.

See also: Camelot Soft Opening in West Palm Beach (Slideshow)

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Black Fridays Turns 3 With These Most Memorable Moments

Photo by Ian Witlen
Celebrate three years of goth at Black Fridays' anniversary bash.

Since its inception in 2011, Black Fridays has been the go-to bash for the "dark electronic and classic new wave"-lovin' crowd.

And in the past three years, the popular party has seen it all -- from suspension acts to zombie walks to cosplay nights. It even outlasted multiple moves, from its home in the 954 at Green Room to the 305's Vagabond and back to its original spot in Fort Laudy's revamped spot, now known as Stache.

Tonight, Black Fridays will be celebrating its anniversary at Revolution Live along with Astari Nite. The band also premieres its "I.O. 1987" music video.

But before you black-wearing masses crowd the Fort Lauderdale venue, here are some of Black Fridays' most memorable moments according to the man who started it all, Mike Linder, AKA DJ Lindersmash.

See also: Black Fridays Return to Fort Lauderdale: "It Feels Like Home"

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Pangaea and Gryphon Nightclubs Shut Doors for Good

Photo by Ian Witlen
Say goodbye to Gryphon and Pangaea.

After almost a decade of throwing some of the wildest parties in Hollywood, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's Pangaea and Gryphon nightclubs have officially shut their doors.

Both clubs have welcomed some of the most talented names in dance music, including John Digweed, Paul Oakenfold, and other uhntz-uhntz legends to the stage. But they're keeping quiet on the matter.

"I am sorry but I really can't comment on this. Thanks," wrote Eden Bauer, a spokesperson for both clubs, in an email.

See also: Bamboo Room Closes for Summer

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Island Bass Saturdays at PRL: "Not Your Cookie-Cutter EDM"

Courtesy DJ Juan Luv
Get your Island Bass on with Juan Luv at PRL Euro Cafe.

Crank up the bass and party like you're smack in the heart of the Caribbean at Island Bass Saturdays at PRL Euro Lounge.

The monthly fête is a "fusion and celebration of the global bass movement" where DJs Juan Luv, Jared Cole, Mello T, and surprise guests spin serious hits of moombahton, zouk bass, kuduro, and other uhntz-uhntz vibes from the islands.

"It's pretty much the whole global bass movement and keeping it alive," explains DJ Juan Luv, the man behind the bash.

"We did it because we just love the music so much and wanted to bring something different to the table," he adds.

"It's not your typical cookie-cutter EDM stuff. This is more passion driven than anything else."

See also: PRL Hangover Sundays Are Back With Big Bass

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Stache Launches LGBTQ Night with China White

Nicole Halliwell is hosting and performing.
When Stache was Green Room, Jonny Veo's was a face you'd see around regularly. Since the closing of the Vagabond in Miami -- where he was throwing Thursday nights -- Veo returned to the Revolution Live complex in Himmarshee in both managing and marketing roles. His latest project is an all new Sunday LGBQT night at the Fort Laudy speakeasy. China White Tea Cup Party throws us back to the days of big drag, but for the cause of both making new friends (maybe very good friends via a Grindr party meet-up) and giving back.

Stache partnered up with Out of the Closet, the national thrift store chain where you can check up on your HIV status and give to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation while redecorating your house. "We'll have people dropping off clothing every week for a free drink ticket," explained Veo, and all your old duds will be donated to Out of the Closet.

"All I care about is just making sure all of my friends have a place to go," said Veo said of his intentions with the night. He thinks the downtown Fort Lauderdale scene is in need of some soul and community building. "We haven't had heart in a while," he observed. China White guarantees something different from the downtown status quo.

See also: Jonny Veo Benefit at C&I Studios Reunites Green Room DJs

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