Bringing rococo style to the Hamilton night life

The opulence of the Baroque era will soon be found right in the city of Hamilton, with Baroque aiming to open New Year’s Eve. Located underneath Tailgate Charlie’s on John Street South, Baroque will be the place that young professionals will go for a night out on the town, or for a special celebration.

The baroque style is classified as “relating to or denoting a style of European architecture, music, and art of the 17th and 18th centuries that followed mannerism and is characterized by ornate detail.” That’s exactly what the team behind Baroque plans to offer at the underground bar. The space formerly known as Liquid Kitty will be given the high-end treatment – with feature walls, opulent carvings and mouldings, and hand-painted murals from local artists like Richard Mace (Street Art Hamilton). They also plan to bring in specialty furniture, to add to the theme of the space, such as antique hutches from Spain.  Every wall in the space will be an ideal backdrop for those fire selfies.

You know Hamilton is in for a treat when you find out who is behind the concept of the new ‘Baroque’ Bar and Lounge.

Chef Manny Ferreira, from Mezcal TNT and Uno Mas fame, and Jesse Chiavaroli, from Urban Legend Group (behind Trust, Ora and Heist), have partnered up to create the detail-oriented bar and lounge that will impress guests on every front. The new Baroque Lounge and Bar will be almost a hybrid-merger between their ventures. From the food and drinks to the atmosphere and decor, Baroque will be the place to be for those 25+.

There will be three sections to the bar and lounge, each filling a specific niche.

One section of Baroque will house their large bar, where guests can enjoy high-end cocktails ordered from a skilled bartender, and the Baroque food offerings – which they are cheekily naming “Petites Cuisine”. Chef Manny states that the food offerings will be small tapas style with a french, rococo flair; ideal pairings to cocktails.

The second section of the elegant new spot will be the lounge. The lounge will have booth seating flanking the sides of the room, along with a large stage and will be conducive to the classic bottle service, though the Baroque team plans to do this a little different as well, with large volume cocktails.

The third section of the room will house a large dance floor in which they’ll play high energy music, timeless classics, comeback trends and hot new tunes.

On top of all this, there is also word of a private party room, reminiscent of an exclusive speakeasy. This section is in the works for 2018, but will have a brand all its own.

On top of being the “it spot” on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Baroque will also be an events space, hosting everything from stand-up comedy shows and fashion shows to live musical performances, product launches and corporate events.

You go, rococo!

Stay tuned to social media for future information. Baroque will be opening at 69 John Street South, Hamilton, ON.