Vintage Fun

Right now, the past is in. The world is obsessed with classic cocktails. Pinterest is fueled by vintage decorating ideas. Fitness freaks are espousing the merits of eating like our distant ancestors with paleo diets and other all-natural remedies. From rappers with monocles (seriously, such a thing exists) to hipster bartenders with suspenders and ironic mustaches to the whole steampunk trend, the present trend is harking back to bygone eras. It’s always been that way — fashion comes and goes in cycles. Even so, praise for the previous time periods is bigger and better than ever right now. In Delray Beach, one establishment has created an entire concept, Vintage Tap, that re-creates the olden days. On Friday at 9 p.m., it’s mixing its old-school vibe with new tunes. In conjunction with JMB Records, the bar is hosting a live show with the Old Fashioned — no, it’s not a cocktail thing. The South Florida-based band is a mix of postpunk and emo. Its influences include Tokyo Police Club, Jimmy Eat World, Thursday, Taking Back Sunday, Get Up Kids, Alkaline Trio, and more. Vintage Tap is located at 524 W. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. Call 561-808-7702, or visit
Fri., Jan. 9, 2015
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Sara Ventiera