Sandy Carson

Best New Club

Barbarella

In less than a year, Barbarella (aka Barbs) rocketed into the stratosphere of legendary Red River clubs. Its success is based on a string of smart choices by the management. First, there's the support of local movers and shakers like the Glitoris, whose TuezGayz have become the weeknight gay night. Second, there's the interaction with fans. New Noise, Barbarella's Saturday themed night focusing on new indie and dance, calls for contributions from attendees. The audience programs much of the music to which it boogies. Third, there's the dance floor, surprisingly larger for a smaller bar. Barbarella took the focus off plush surroundings and fancy, expensive drinks and placed it where it belongs: the music and the dancing. Small wonder it's been such a success.

Barbarella
615 Red River, 512/476-7766
www.fb.com/barbarella.austin.9

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