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Stache Celebrates the House Party's First Year, Saturday Night

A year ago, '20s-themed speakeasy Stache held its first House Saturday Party — a 21-and-over DJ showcase with plenty of drink specials. Before he got started, the venue’s resident DJ, Roland — a Miami native who started spinning in the ’90s — called in his good friend Oscar G.  

“Oscar and I started at Space together when it first opened many years ago, so it was good having someone with me who knows how to start a party from scratch,” Roland says. “Our first night was like a trial, see what felt right and what needed to be done to make this successful. With the great minds involved, I knew that we had something special from the start.”

It’s a busy week for Stache, which in true speakeasy form shape-shifts its purpose to cater to what the people want. The inconspicuous building with a Chinese health club sign hanging over the entrance had a Whiskey Society meetup on Wednesday and will offer happy hours Thursday and Friday evenings. Friday’s will include music by local reggae-rock band Fireside Prophets and L.A. DJ Le Youth.

All the week’s antics lead up to Saturday’s anniversary bash celebrating the House Party's first year, when Roland will be joined by San Francisco’s Hot Dirty Bird record label founder Christian Martin, who will spin a set.

“From the moment you walk in, you will notice the sound system,” Roland says. “Every DJ who plays there always talks about the sound system and the bass. People should expect to come in and experience the same world-class talent we have been bringing each week, except we will be turning 1 on this night.”

Over the past 12 months, Stache’s house parties have featured DJs such as David Christophere (Rabbit in the Moon), Stanton Warriors, and Chus & Ceballos. They had their fair share of guest appearances too, including Steven and Liv Tyler, David Guetta, Dan Akyroyd, and Mike Mills from REM.

Joining Martin and Roland is Miami-based DJ Hans, who will be spinning old-school hip-hop and soul on the patio.

As for why you should go, Roland broke it down — “It is a place where you can dance the night away without anyone bothering you and listen to top world-class DJs in an intimate setting. The locals in Fort Lauderdale love it and when people drive all the way from Miami to Palm Beach, then you know it is something special.”

Stache House Party’s One Year Anniversary with Christian Martin, DJ Roland, and DJ Hans. 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday, August 29, at Stache 1920’s Drinking Den, 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 21 and over. Tickets cost $10 at the door. VIP and special bottle service:

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