However, within a month of the closing news, the folks of Kreepy Tiki Tattoos announced their plans for giving the venue a facelift and a new name. On Friday night, 5 Points Lounge opened its restored doors to the Fort Lauderdale nightlife scene. And, oh how restored they are. (View the full slideshow here.)
almost next to nothing, but to say this venue has been redone is an
understatement. Walking in, you would never have guessed it used to be a
dingy punk rock bar filled with smoke and booze stained couches.
has a fresh coat of paint and the ceilings have been raised where a
variety of dimly lit lanterns dangle up above. A well-sized corner bar
adorned in bamboo sits in the back, and a brand new stage is opposite
the front door with a cozy lounge area off to the side. The venue is
dripping with Polynesian charm and nostalgia from the days of Sailor
Jerry, complimenting the style of its neighboring tattoo shop.
As the celebration of 5 Points Lounge kicked off, swarms of rockabilly
enthusiasts, nightlife regulars, and music loves arrived in droves to show the new venue endless amounts of support. Retro cars sat on
display out front, tattooed fellows donned fancy suits and pin up beauties moved through the crowd with their freshly
polished victory roll 'dos and perfected red lips.
From the looks and feel of the packed club with standing room only,
there was no shortage of love flowing within those four walls at the 5
Points Lounge on Friday night -- a trend we're hoping to see continue throughout the upcoming months as more events get planned.
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