Motor City Bar Closing June 30, Sets Farewell Party

Posted on: May 30th, 2013 at 9:20 am by
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Upper Ludlow Street is like a broken record these days, repeating the same over and over. End of an era, it’s over, end of an era. With the passing of each longtimer – Max Fish, Pink Pony – we hear this. Motor City Bar at 127 Ludlow, which announced closure earlier this year, is officially set to shutter on June 30. The venerable watering hole will mark the occasion with a farewell party the Sunday before – June 23.

From the mailbag:

Bands (5.00pm to 7.00pm):
Tall Black Girls, Baby Shakes, The Othermen,
The Swingin’ Neckbreakers (w/ special guest Jukebox Jodi)

DJs (untll 4.00am):
Alex Corporan, Dion Lunadon (APTBS), Jo Murray, Jonathan Toubin, Baz,
Trash Only, Gizmo
Anna CopaCabanna Dances

The once vibrantly creative and bohemian Lower East Side is a thing of the past, with the final nail in the coffin coming next month, when Motor City Bar closes its doors for the last time. The bar is open over the next few weeks, so make sure you stop by for a few cocktails in the meantime.

On Sunday, June 23rd, come and celebrate 17 years of sex, drugs and rock n roll with some of the best people you’d ever care to meet. Come and give a long kiss goodbye to the amazing owners, bartenders, dancers, DJs, Detroit memorabilia, and those infamous bathrooms!

A big thank you to all those who have lived, loved, laughed, cried, danced, yelled, fallen down, met future partners, found jobs, been inspired, or just generally had a great time in this wonderful establishment these past two decades. To say it will be sorely missed would be an understatement. RIP.

Note: The bar will remain open until midnight on the 30th of June, when the keys are finally handed over.

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