When the sevens clashed, 33 years ago, Jamaican vocal trio Culture warned that you'd better do right, because things would be dread and bitter.
But fear not. As the 10s clash at midnight Sunday, the vibe will be much sweeter -- though you could order a cocktail with bitters -- as The Pfister, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., celebrates the 10th anniversary of Blu.
Located on the 23rd floor of the historic Downtown hotel, Blu has just about the best downtown view of any bar in the city. If you're allowed in the ladies' room, you apparently are also treated to another great view ... or so I am told. Alas, we men get zero loo view.
Last time I was at Blu -- back in July -- enjoying cashews and wine with the love of my life, we tried to remember what the space looked like when it was called La Playa. A quick shudder, a thanks for all that is Blu and back to our drinks and the live jazz that brought the room alive that evening.
It was just any Saturday night and it felt like a party.
So, you can expect that when Blu is really ready to party, a good time is nearly guaranteed.
The anniversary party, which actually starts on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m., and ends when bar time rolls around early on Sunday, Oct. 10, includes drink specials, live music by Kyle Feerick, The Color Truth and others, free appetizers, raffle prizes (including a pair of roundtrip Frontier Airlines tickets), a champagne toast at midnight and free mini spa treatments.
The event also serves as a kick-off for a 10-week Saturday night live music series.
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