Thursday, August 24, 2006

New watering hole in West Ashvegas

There's a new nightclub coming to West Ashvegas. It's going to be called the Rocket Club and it's set to open next month. It will be located at 401 Haywood Road, on the end of Haywood nearest Clingman. It will hold some 450 people and already has some music and comedy acts booked. Read the Citizen-Times story here.

Here's a taste:

The Rocket Club building is still undergoing major renovations. Originally constructed in 1900, it has served as a grocery store and a heating and air-conditioning business. As for the name, rockets have always fascinated Nessle, the son of a career military father who specialized in aerospace work. Now he wants to build a rocket around a 20-foot antenna on the club's roof.

Standing out in the corner of the spacious room is a monkey riding a red, white and blue toy rocket. Named Ham, after the first American chimp in space, he needs some work but will be the marquee for the Rocket Club - complete with a beer in hand.


syntax said...

it's kind of a bummer that they didn't get some good local bands booked on their opening day, but still... you can do a lot worse than patton oswalt - he's definitely one of the funniest comedians working today. (the best example i can think of is his bit about playing a 45 of "the chipmunk song" at 16 rpm on the family stereo when he was a kid - i think i laughed for about ten minutes the first time i heard that)

can't wait to check the place out!

Screwy Hoolie said...

I am so excited.

This is going to be my West Asheville, walking-distance good thing.

Show up! Spend money!

Kyle said...

Minus The Bear is booked. I'm looking forward to that.
Rocket Club == 2 blocks from my front door =)

mygothlaundry said...

This is my friend Mikki's bar: Mikki the well known & beloved red headed bartender from Jack of the Wood. This has been a long time dream of hers; it's going to be an AWESOME and EXTRAORDINARY place, and, generally, W0ot!1!! yaY! AND HURRAH! and, hell, it's one block from my house - let us all bid a sweet sweet farewell to what's left of my liver. See y'all there!