Patrons and employees were swaddled in pearl necklaces, fishnet, boas, and other prohibition era attire this Saturday at the grand opening of Fort Lauderdale speakeasy Stache. The sax was the instrument of choice at this Great Gatsby-style event and the decor consisted of sophisticated bookshelves, sparkling chandeliers and, oddly enough, even a picture of Chuck Norris. But hey, we dig Walker, Texas Ranger as much as Daisy Buchanan.
Despite the name of the place, there were no mustaches present except, of course, the real ones on people’s faces. In honor of No Shave November (or Movember) and the name of 2nd Street’s newest bar, we decided to talk to the partiers about their favorite mustaches and what they liked best about Stache.
The Tom Selleck Mustache
New Times: Why is this place called Stache? Is it named after mustaches?
Mykel Stevens (the guy behind the Stache): (laughs) No, it’s named after Charles Williams Stache, someone who had a bunch of drinking dens in the 1920s.
Why the ’20s concept?
It’s such a fun period of time. The roaring ’20s! The fashion, the glamour.
What do you want to accomplish here?
We are going to have live entertainment every day, like burlesque and concert shows.
Mariela: Eh. If I have to choose… (Touches chin in circular motion)
New Times: The Goatee?
Nadia: I like clean shaven.
What’s your favorite thing about Stache?
Mariela: There’s so many, I don’t know. I like the music, the atmosphere.
Nadia: I like the concept.
Mariela: It’s fresh. I hope people will respond to this.
See more of this interview: New Times