No Fun Opens Tomorrow Night at 161 Ludlow

Posted on: October 12th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

From imperials to punks. That’s the name of the game down at 161 Ludlow Street where No Fun, a playful nod to Iggy Pop, is currently preparing for its official opening. For those keeping tabs, its presence here in Hell Square marks the second such nightspot to give it a go in the wake of Paladar’s decade-plus reign at the address. Predecessor Imperial Tavern barely lasted two months.

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Interior remodeling for this rock-n-roll Tapas bar (apparently there is such a thing) has been in the works for a few months already, with promises to launch given at weekly intervals. During this interim, the bland white exterior was also scrubbed and sanded to appear petrified. Now No Fun is ready to show the masses whether it can live up to its name…in that ironical sense.

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Here’s what it looks like – pseudo-rustic with a touch of industrial.  Salvaged spotlights from submarines illuminate the massive bar area, along with other strategically-placed incandescent bulbs.  There is bar-stool seating up front and smaller tables in the narrow hallway.  A back room is also part of the equation, complete with forest-green banquettes and a skylight.

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No Fun soft opened for friends and family Sunday evening, and will officially start serving to the public tomorrow at 5 pm.

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