For now, the sign next to the Bulldog Bar's door reads, "Bar Closed. Remember the Alamo!" While the sign's a nod to the bar's earlier incarnation, Mr. Von's Alamo, the bar at 3602 East Colfax Avenue is slated to re-open next Friday, March 5 as the Lost Lake Lounge. Matt LaBarge, co-owner of the popular South Broadway spots hi-dive and Sputnik, is turning the former Bulldog space into something of a cabin-styled lounge since that's what the place is set up for. "I'm just kind of loosely following what's already there," says LaBarge of the space, which has a wood interior and a wood-burning fireplace.
LaBarge says Lost Lake will be much darker and more subdued than his other two spots. "It's a cool, dark, little wooden lounge loosely reminiscent of the older days," he says, "but certainly the music and attitude will be a little more forward facing. I am kind of basing this one off some older club in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles."
It will be a piano bar on Sundays and Mondays, and while the guy who'll play on Sundays can do standards and classics, he might mix it up with with indie rock from the last ten years, or so with some Radiohead and the Strokes. Starting in April, LaBarge will bring in bands for monthly residencies on Thursdays, where bands will curate each night of the month.