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Jack Barakat of All Time Low Opening Bar in LA

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Mackenzie Hall, writing for Alt Press, talks with Jack Barakat of All Time Low about opening his new bar, The Riff, in LA.

    I mean, I’m pretty biased to the pop punk, pop rock genre. My [birthday] playlist, I’m doing Green Day, Blink-182, Jimmy Eat World, Good Charlotte, you know the stuff I grew up on. But, the coolest thing about The Riff is that we’re going to play Muse, we’re going to play harder rock, we’re going to play hip-hop. It’s really going to be all over the place, and it’s not going to be a club. There are a lot of clubs in LA, where it’s all about who you know to get in and you’re standing on a table to buy a bottle. We just want a whiskey-inspired bar. There’s no cliques, there’s no anyone kind of looking down on you. It’s just going to be very kind of chill spot.

  2. AelNire

    @RiotGrlErin Supporter

    I know All Time Low is pretty big but I didn't know they made enough money for that.
  3. Jacob Davidson


    It doesn't look like he knows what kind of bar he wants it to be.
  4. skogsraet

    Trusted Supporter

    Opening a bar doesn't have to be expensive. He probably has other people investing in the bars success based off his association with it. Depending on how many investors and how much they're investing, he might not have spent any of his own dough.
  5. AelNire

    @RiotGrlErin Supporter

    Yeah, I don't have a clue how opening a bar works. Just seems it would be expensive.
  6. Jonathan

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Verified

    I'd check it out… I hope the drinks have catchy names based on pop punk bands.
  7. thatwasamoment

    Since '06

    Angels & Kings redux
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  8. bruinrk


    This is going to be in a nice spot in hollywood...2 blocks from Hollywood and Highland. Heavily trafficked area..will definitely check this out
  9. ARo24


    Kinda what came to mind as well. Good luck to him.
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  10. transrebel59


    I'll give this 18 months before it closes.
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  11. bruinrk


    i dont think so.. Its a good spot in Hollywood and we don't really have this kind of vibe out here. Should do well
  12. supernovagirl

    Poetic and noble land mermaid

    I thought they had a bar in baltimore? no?
  13. I know that venue. I feel like there used to a different venue there and I could have sworn I saw This Century play it back in '09.