The Social Live will open later this month at 906 S. Barclay St. in the former Rain Nightclub. The space will serve as a nightclub on weekends and a music venue during the week showcasing local, national and international bands and DJs.
"It will be an underground New York-style nightclub, the first of its kind in Wisconsin," says Social Liveâ€™s Jeff Vasilas.
The space features a large dance floor and stage, state-of-the-art sound and video system, massive disco ball and a patio that accommodates 1,000 people.
Vasilas â€“ who has opened nine other clubs in multiple states â€“ says Social Live will, hopefully, open on Jan. 24 or 25.
But the vision, according to Vasilas, goes beyond Social Live and is to create a new entertainment district on the street called the Barclay Entertainment District (BED).Â
He plans to help open two more businesses â€“ El Gringoâ€™s Macho Taqueria Mexican Cantina and a German sports bar called Das Boot â€“ by the end of summer on the same block as Social Live.
Vasilas says he is already organizing with other businesses on the street to create a website and that they may jointly advertise under the BED name.
Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee.com for more information as it becomes available.
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