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Rudy’s Bar: ‘ We will be open in a few weeks’
April 19, 2011, 6:15 pm
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‘We will be open in a few weeks.’ These words were posted to the new Rudy’s Twitter feed (@RudysNewHaven) yesterday, finally settling months upon months of speculation as to when the famed downtown bar and venue would be re-opening.

Since being forced from its original location at 372 Elm Street (now home to Elm Bar) last August, rumors initially suggested that Rudy’s would be reopened at its new location (1227 Chapel Street at Howe Street) in only a few months. As Autumn set in however, it quickly became apparent that Rudys’ relocation would take much longer than anticipated. After subsequent rumors suggested New Haven’s St. Patrick’s Parade Day as the new re-opening (a date which came and went), many began questioning whether the bar would ever re-open, that is until yesterday’s announcement.

According to an interview with Rudy’s Jeff Petrin posted today by Tony DaSilva on the Skate The Planet blog, a specific re-opening date has yet to be singled out, with a last minute announcement most likely coming via the Rudy’s Twitter feed. Petrin also goes on to confirm that the new Rudy’s will have an expanded menu (including Rudy’s beloved frites), a larger beer/liquor selection, larger restrooms and a larger area for bands and audience (to read the full interview, please visit the Skate The Planet blog).

With the now imminent re-opening of Rudy’s, as well as the emergence of Elm Bar in Rudy’s old digs, what last year seemed to be a tragedy of epic proportions has evolved into a win-win situation not only for local music but for downtown New Haven as a whole. We can almost taste the frites now….

Master Of None Grand Opening and After Party w/BABY G, OLD MAN LADY LUCK, LORD FOWL, SKRATCH HAPPY – Feb. 6th

Master of None, the new photographers studio, gallery and film space from local photographer/artist Jaime Arabolos, will be holding a grand opening party this Saturday, February 6th from 5-9pm. Free food and drink will be provided by BruCafe. There will also be a performance by local singer/songwriter Baby G. Black tie/gown attire is suggested for this portion of the event but don’t let that discourage you from dropping by.

After the grand opening proper winds down, the party will be moved down the street to the much more casual Cafe Nine. Appearing at the ‘Nine will be local hard rock trios Old Man Lady Luck (a supergroup of sorts featuring members of The Vultures, Murdervan, Atrina, Humanoid and The Black Noise Scam), Lord Fowl and Skratch Happy. All three bands are super-adept at grinding out the rock and the riffage, so be prepared to let loose!

With the vast of array of shows already scheduled (see previous posts and calendar), Saturday in New Haven is quickly becoming the place to be this weekend. Don’t stay home!

If You Go:
Master of None Grand Opening
Master of None
(located 978 State St., New Haven)
5-9pm / FREE / Black Tie


Master of None After-Party
Cafe Nine
21+ / $4 cover
music starts after 10pm