by Eboni Jones, Ticketfly Marketing Intern
The ‘Fly has teamed up with a fantastic venue in Louisville. Zanzabar is open daily for lunch and dinner, boasts over 60 different beers, has a huge selection of vintage arcade games all for only $.25 (the throwback price) and offers live music! Also known as Zbar, the venue was honored with ten Leo Weekly 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards. So let’s go over what they’re good at and I’m sure we will cover most everything.
Best U of L Bar – Conveniently located right across the interstate from the University, in the St. Joseph neighborhood
Best Trivia Night – Who doesn’t like brewskis and a little trivia?
Best Smoking Area – An outdoor patio, with lots of seating and large heaters for the winter months. Wait was there beer pong out there? Yup, I think so!
Best Singles Bar – Lonely? Need a mate? Your chances of finding someone here are good.
Best Places to Dance – Makes sense. Single people + lots of drinks + good music = SYTYCD contest
Best Neighborhood Bar/Pub
Best Mixed Drink
Best Bar to People Watch
Best Bar to Nurse a Hangover
Best Bar Bathroom – This stellar stat is a plus for the ladies!
According to patron Natalie H., “They always have really good bands playing (local and national acts), because the guy who books the shows definitely has his ear to the ground for the best music.”
Not only do the locals love Zbar, but musicians do too! Felice Brothers bassist, Christmas says, “Man, we always play Zanzabar when we come to town, because the crowd there is always responsive, appreciative. We appreciate it.”
Past shows have inlcuded Asobi Seksu, The Felice Brothers, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, and Gang Gang Dance.
Make sure you follow Zbar online to stay on top of their upcoming shows.