Models for Fat Boots Trailer Park Bar project the ambience of the raucous scene at the bars in Houston, Nashville and New Orleans. (Photo by Barry Fantich)
Mark Sullivan joins the kitschy fanfare in the old school telephone booth at Fat Boots Trailer Park Bar. (Instagram photo)
Houston's Fat Boots Trailer Park Bar preview party before opening on Cinco de Mayo. (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Fat Boots Trailer Park Bar dancers on the bar at the new Washington Avenue club. (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
Cliffe Reckling, Annie Mante, Neal Hamil join the preview party of Fat Boots Trailer Park Bar on Washington Avenue.
The Houston edition of the Fat Boots Trailer Park Bar opens officially on Cinco de Mayo. (Photo by Daniel Ortiz)
The exuberant Washington Avenue club scene just got a whole lot livelier with the opening of the unique Fat Boots Trailer Park Bar. The night before the club’s official opening on Cinco de Mayo, a rad group hit the bar stools and the vintage patio chairs for a deliciously raucous evening on Tuesday night.
Juking atop the bar along with Fat Boots entertainers, aka Fat Boots Flamingoes, was welcome as one of many diversions designed to bring out the inner party animal in even the most reluctant wallflower. Sing-alongs, drinking games, choreographed dances and Instagram-able backdrops add to what the Las Vegas-based founders describe as “drinkertainment.”
The dancers in the shortest of denim shorts and fetching tops à la Elly May Clampett along with signature cocktails set the tone of the preview. Tempting libations included the Porch Possum featuring Titos, simple, Tang juice and club soda; the Trailerhood with vodka, gin, rum, tequila, peach liqueur and tea; and the Double Wide comprised of Jim Beam Honey Bourbon, simple and Arnold Palmer.
This initial outpost of the Fat Boots experiential concept features the trademark whimsical decor of the brand, which plans to open bars in New Orleans and Nashville soon. The dimly lit bar and rear patio are decked out in trailer park-themed kitsch. Think colorful inflatable swimming pools, a throwback telephone booth, hula hoops and a faux vintage trailer facade.
Official opening began at noon on Wednesday for those looking to get the Cinco de Drinko party started early. The team had a day filled with drink specials including $1 floaters, $5 tequila shots and $4 Mexican beers, hourly piñata bashes and opportunities to snag the selfie of the year.
The Fat Boots Trailer Park Bar has taken over the space that formerly housed the defunct Pink Elephant at 4218 Washington Avenue.