Following the demise of clubs like Rum Runners and California’s, Windsor found itself without a true rock and roll home. Sure other venues have live music, but there isn’t truly a bar that encapsulates the rock and roll attitude like those other two did. The kind of bars where you were likely to hear Motley Crue or AC/DC over the sound system and denim or black leather seemed to be the dress requirement.
Well now it seems downtown Windsor is about to get another shot of rock and roll.
Venue Rock Parlour is a new rock club being opened in March by Hootie Perrera, George Marar and Scott Stevens – the three minds behind the highly successful LOFT Nightclub that opened last year. And if you’ve ever met Hootie, you know that this is the bar he was destined to open. Despite his success running clubs like The Room and LOFT, it’s rock and roll and heavy metal that fuel his veins. He’s more likely to be seen in a KISS T-Shirt than a tuxedo.
On Tuesday February 22, they are holding a job fair to hire their complete staff – from bartenders to bar backs, waitresses to door staff. It’s being held at LOFT from 7pm until 10pm, with DJ Vin Vicious spinning tunes.
Venue Rock Parlour – which will bring in live rock bands as well as DJ nights – is located at 25 Chatham St. East, right across from LOFT (and formerly the home of the New Danny’s and Jason’s).