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New Bar in Scotch Plains?

sgschef Jan 18, 2008 06:05 AM

On Park Ave right across from the Stagehouse/Tavern there is a new bar-can't even tell its name-sign simply says-Bar, Food, Music, Love. I went in-no one there-but it is very interesting-couches , little tables and chairs-no drink menu or food menu and they don't know when the music will start (according to the bartender). Anyone know anything about it?

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  1. Spiritchaser RE: sgschef Jan 18, 2008 06:45 AM

    I saw that too when I stopped to get a bottle of wine at the liquor store next door. I was shocked there had be no chatter about the place. It looked very slick and almost Manhattan-y

    1. SlinkyJ RE: sgschef Jan 23, 2008 07:00 AM

      It's called Vienna 60 and it looks like they're working on a Web site:

      We're looking forward to trying it out!

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      1. re: SlinkyJ
        SlinkyJ RE: SlinkyJ Feb 1, 2008 01:50 PM

        Now a new version is up!

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        rsuriani RE: sgschef Feb 9, 2008 05:01 PM

        Stopped in tonight to see if they served food. Spoke with a guy who seemed to be the owner or at least the manager. He said he serves some snacks, desserts, but there is no food menu. The bar scene looked great, 60's + trendy if that makes sense?
        We moved from Hoboken and would have enjoyed this a few months ago before the wife got pregnant. Hope it does well.

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          LEOFONT RE: sgschef Feb 20, 2008 05:01 PM

          Been there once and once was enough, only bottled beer, no food,.....I have no idea what the owners were thinking when they created this business !....it'a place where you drink, talk, and that's it !......the owners also own the liquor store next door

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            albinoni RE: LEOFONT Feb 21, 2008 06:05 AM

            Sounds like a throwback to the old days in NJ when the same store sold booze, wine and beer, and also had a bar. The worst of all possible worlds--the wine selection would be mostly jugs, the beer mostly Bud, and the bar would be under the same flourescent lights and be a place to down boilermakers. I thought we'd moved past that, but a few of these places may still survive.

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              Spiritchaser RE: albinoni Feb 21, 2008 08:34 AM

              This is not a throw back if that is your criteria. The liquor store next door (not part of the same structure) has an outstanding selection of beers and wines and all the top shelf liqours one coulld hope for. As for the bar, it's not the gin soaked poorly lite dive you are thinking of, it's classy and polished.

          2. Angelina RE: sgschef Feb 21, 2008 01:54 PM

            Is this where the nightclub, Malibu used to be? (As anyone knows, that was MANY years ago...heee heee.. I used to go to "Teen Night" at Malibu!)

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              Spiritchaser RE: Angelina Feb 22, 2008 05:20 AM

              No, I don't even think building the Malibu was in is even there anymore. The bar in question is right across diagonally from the police complex in Scotch Plains.

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                dragonguy RE: Spiritchaser Feb 26, 2008 06:57 PM

                website is groovy man, i need to check it out...

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              wyldart RE: sgschef Jun 29, 2008 09:31 AM

              We were there last night...great drinks, luxurious cheese platter...saw a beautiful dessert selection go by...the Mojito was the best I've had in this area!

              The decor is incredible! Authentic 60's and 70's with a very loung-y feel. Tons of friendly seating as well as a beautifully interesting bar. Lots of conversation spots.

              Our host greeted us upon arrival...it was like going to a party at a very stylish friend's house.

              It was a great, sophisticated hang...can't wait to go back!!

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                Roxytrend RE: wyldart Jul 17, 2010 11:45 AM

                My friend and I went to Vienna 60 last night. I was completely taken back when I walked it there. It was very Brady Brunch. Such an interesting place. Loved the seating, the wall decor, the old playboy magazines etc. Very swanky little bar. The owner Carmine gave my friend and I little Cherub Angels. So sweet. I'd definitely go back there. Great atmosphere and drinks. Didn't try any of the snacks ... but the cheese platter sure looked good.

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