About three years ago, 15th St.Tavern had to close up shop as the building that housed the bar was slated to be demolished. Since then, Mykel Martinez has been looking for a place to resurrect it. He found a space on Park Avenue West, only to be denied a liquor license, and then he got in a n ... More >>
Acoustic Profanity Friday, January 8, 2010Bender's Tavern Better than: MTV Unplugged. Acoustic Profanity was about what you'd expect from the name: Get a bunch of punks together and take them out of their element a little by handing them acoustic guitars and sitting them on some stools. Over the co ... More >>
BLACK LAMBNOMINATED IN HARD ROCK2:00-2:45 P.M., BROADWAYSPersonnel: Mykel Martinez; Tim Vigil; Brian Hagman; Bill Stewart; Shane HartmanDiscography: Corridos Negros (2009); The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem (2008); Hang the Moon (2004); The Low Road (2002) Pillar of Salt (2002); High an ... More >>
It was fun while it lasted, but the Tiki Torch Restaurant and Bar has been extinguished after less than six months. Last summer, the tiki bar/restaurant took over the former home of the Okoboji Inn at 5280 West 25th Avenue in Edgewater. But Mykel Martinez, who'd owned the legendary 15th Street Taver ... More >>
The search for a home continues.
Almost a year after being forced out of their former location by redevelopment, the owners of the 15th St. Tavern have encountered a major setback in in their efforts to set up shop at their new location, 1028 Park Ave West. According to a note sent out by Mykel Martinez this past Friday, the Curtis ... More >>
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Saturday, June 16
15th Street Tavern
Jux County gets ready to leave the building, while a Five Points club gets rocking.