Friday's Target Announced: SEVEN GRAND, Downtown LA

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May 8, 2008, 3:34:16 PM5/8/08
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GUERRILLA GAY BAR COMMUNIQUE No. 44

Greetings, Guerrillas!

Saddle up, the time has come to announce the target for our Kentucky Derby Edition of Guerrilla Gay Bar, which goes down this Friday, May 9, at 9:30 PM.  This month's target is:

SEVEN GRAND
515 W 7th St, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Google map:  http://maps.google.com/maps?q=515+W+7th+St,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90014,+USA&sa=X&oi=map&ct=title

From the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles description:  "Glamour is as glamour does, and the former Brock's Jewelry Emporium downtown, once known as the "Tiffany & Co. of the West," has been refurbished and reborn as Seven Grand. The original jewelry cabinets are now used to display the bar's impressive collection of whiskey - - more than 200 different kinds. The inviting decor is an imaginative and strangely elegant mix of plaid and antlers, but it's the real, old-fashioned cocktails that are the draw. Look for the neon stag."

TIPTOE THROUGH THE JULEPS
The connection to the Kentucky Derby, this month's Guerrilla Gay Bar Theme, is the derby's official cocktail, the mint julep.  Seven Grand serves three, count 'em, three, variations on the official drink of the derby, served as they're meant to be, in pewter cups. 

WIN
We'd love it if you dressed up derby style this month; think southern finery, or even southern gothic.  However you dress, make it nice - Seven Grand has a dress code and won't let you in if you're wearing shorts, flip flops, hoodies, ballcaps, visible jockstraps, etc.  HQ will buy a drink for anyone who comes dressed as Tom Wolfe.

As always, it pays to arrive early - we like to pick popular, cool bars.  If you come late, expect to wait in line.

PLACE
There's a parking lot convenient to Seven Grand, on 8th street, between Olive and Grand.  Parking there is $7.  Or, you can take your chances with street parking.

SHOW
If you're planning on showing up for this month's takeover, let us know you're coming at  http://events.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&eventID=419107.66128 
You don't have to RSVP to come, but it makes our little hearts go pit-er-pat when you do.

THEY SHOOT HORSES DON'T THEY?  (...TOO SOON?  TOO SOON.)
Bring a camera, and post your pics afterwards to our Flickr Photopool at http://flickr.com/groups/ggbla/

EXACTA
Remember our revolution's motto:  take care of your bartender, and the rest will take care of itself

We'd like to fill the stands with our derby party, so invite your friends - and let them know that if they want to be the first to hear about our events in the future, they should sign themselves up for our email list at http://www.guerrillagaybar.com/

'til Friday,

Viva la revolution!

GUERRILLA GAY BAR HQ - SPECIAL OPS

END GUERRILLA GAY BAR COMMUNIQUE No. 44
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