Speaking of hooch and Prohibition, here's a cryptic tidbit from the press release:
In the spirit of prohibition, there is a rumor that Circa 33 may actually house a speakeasy. Naturally details of this location will be kept somewhat secretive, allowing guests to stumble across it on their own and bask in the glory of being one of the chosen.So, uh, just be smart about where you pee, I guess. Food'll be "influenced American" which basically means hearty pub fare; cocktails will be classic and on the whiskey end of the spectrum; there'll be 12 local beers on tap.
When the bar gods open a window, though, they close a door. Charlie's (perhaps better known as Clinton Corner Cafe, at SE 21st and Clinton) is shutting its doors tonight. The cafe celebrates its final evening of business as it typically does a Tuesday, with a set from Pagan Jug Band. Facebook event page here.
What will go in the spot has not been formally announced yet, although it looks like an outpost of Vita Cafe applied for a liquor license in that spot back in July.