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Reader: If I wanted cosplay with my drinks, I wouldn't go to the Cruise Room

Genuine flapper, not in Cruise Room.
Genuine flapper, not in Cruise Room.

The Cruise Room is a Colorado classic. Modeled after a lounge on the Queen Mary, the bar opened the day after Prohibition ended in December 1933.

By which point the jazz age had given way to the Depression -- but that didn't stop Landry's, the new owner of McCormick and Schmick's, which has the food/drink concession at the Oxford Hotel, from dressing its Cruise Room cocktail servers as flappers after it completed a renovation of the bar. The costumes are not only historically inaccurate -- but chilly. See also: - Man overboard! Cruise Room looks great, but those flapper outfits have to go. - Photos: McCormick's Fish House & Bar makeover is complete - Cruise Room gets a facelift -- but the history remains

Says denverhbc:

Come on. The whole bartenders dressing in what they believe to be Prohibition-era garb thing is stupid. If I wanted cosplay with my drinks I would hunt down a bar that caters to Final Fantasy nerds.

Have you been to the renovated Cruise Room? If so, what do you think of the outfits?


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