An announcement went out today, regarding a new club opening at 409 Colorado Street, in Austin, TX. That would be the space formerly held (for 10 years) by the original location of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. What is it? See for yourself:
AUSTIN, Texas — Michael Ault, who Variety named “The King of New York Nightlife,” brings his international nightclub to Austin this fall when he opens Pangaea, at 409 Colorado St., a bottle club and ultra lounge in the same vein as his ultra-chic clubs that attract the world’s most famous people.
Pangaea — Austin’s first ultra lounge fully devoted to the philosophy of bottle service, where the party is brought to guests, at their tables — is scheduled to open this fall in the city’s super-hot Warehouse District.
“When you go clubbing in New York, Vegas, Miami Beach or San Tropez, it’s bottle service,” says Ault, who brought the bottle-club service concept to the United States. “Why? Because when executed properly, it’s more interactive, more inclusive, more fun, more of everything. Like a cocktail party at one’s home, guests host their own parties.”
Ault continues: “We thought that a town that prides itself on ‘keeping it weird’ would be the perfect fit for an ultra lounge that embodies excitement and energy and an eclectic fusion of fantasy, escape and the primordial. Like Austin, Pangaea is unique, and we want to keep it that way. We are very pleased to be part of such an exciting city.”
Pangaea Austin will join a family of clubs in New York City, London, Miami Beach and Spain, with famous names like SpyBar (where the international lounge craze was born and successor to Studio 54), Chaos, Gryphon, MercBar and Privé — some of the most exclusive, most celebrated, most-written about clubs in the world, wowing celebrity guests with their sleek, exotic, colorful design and extraordinary attention to detail and service.
Don’t fret yet, as the new (and super cool) downtown location of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, will be open for business in the next month or so. As previously reported, this will inhabit the old Ritz club/theater on 6th Street. I took a tour of the still-in-construction space not long ago, and it’s shaping up really swell.