Sunday, August 13, 2017

Club Reports: M Bar, I Bar, Bar B, Peek Downtown, Sandwich Bar, Gilt Nightclub

M Bar and rooftop venue M Lounge just opened last week and they were my first stop last night!
Apparently built in a former car dealership building, M Bar is crammed with antique mostly-European automobiles!
Like this German Messerschmitt!
Not sure what it's called so I'll call it an electric violin being played by this performer. The music was surprisingly good Top 40.
The venue is huge and it's crammed with those automobiles!
M Bar is on Orange Avenue just south of Princeton. Located on the border of Winter Park, it's upscale so don't dress like a slob!
From M Bar to I Bar!
Just as it should be on a Saturday night, DJ Indie John in the booth delivering early to mid 80's New Wave.
Good crowd in the club keeping the dance floor active.
Spotted in VIP observing the action below: DJ's Kimball Collins (USA) & Dave Cannalte (USA).
I-Bar draws a diverse crowd on Saturday nights because it's the music everyone knows the words to!
Continuing our theme of bars named after letters of the alphabet, Bar B was next!
DJ Fobia (USA) in the booth delivering House music!
Bar B is named for owner Barbie spotted here behind the bar.  She has always been a big supporter of electronic dance music!
Spotted in VIP: DJ's Cosmic Deva (IL), Castillo (USA) & Chris Ayo (USA).
Jesaka on the dance floor!
Teddy loves House music!
Big crowd at the bar but need to find a way to get them on the dance floor!
Peek Downtown is Orlando's home of Breakbeats!
Arrived to find veteran DJ Versa-Style (USA) in the booth playing those Breaks!
Dance floor was active!
And the entire bar was jammed!
Spotted on the dance floor: Keara & DJ Scotty Fraser (USA).
DJ Robotic (USA) taking over late.
Spotted by the booth: DJ Rich D (USA) with Keith.
Spotted bouncing to the music: Brooke & Jennifer
Good music, good fun!
Sandwich Bar is located away from downtown in Orlando's Milk District.
DJ Seth Vogt (USA) in the booth playing House music!
Nice scenery on the dance floor!
His monthly "HouseFlyz" show has been a mainstay of Orlando dance music for years now.
Spotted on the dance floor: Brooke with DJ Steven Hart (USA).
Spotted by the speakers: Nicole & Carla
Spotted by the booth: Athena flanked by DJ's Andrez & Ryan Berretta (both USA).
Spotted on the patio: Famed club photographer and author Patrick Scott Barnes. His book "The Butt Freak Blues" is a collection of his poetic observations of downtown nightlife and is a must-read for anyone familiar with that scene.  Available on Amazon (LINK).
Last stop of the night was Gilt Nightclub.
First time seeing DJ Drezo (USA) performing.
Wasn't sure what to expect!
Unlike the places visited earlier, this club was packed!
But it was back-to-school weekend in Orlando and this crowd was too young to have kids to worry about taking back to school, lol!
VIP girls!
Music was a mix of EDM and Heavy Bass.
Which this crowd loved!
And here and everywhere I went last night, a good time was had by all!

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