Sinclair Saratoga Sold, New Club Opening

July 29, 2019

WHAT?!?! It’s true.

If it came as a shock to you, you’re not alone. I had NO clue that Sinclair Saratoga was selling, but today I received confirmation that they will operate through the rest of summer and come fall (right after Labor Day), we’ll have a new bar in town.

The Night Owl, a cocktails and dancing focused club, is slated to open in early October at 17 Maple Ave.

According to the press release, The Night Owl will pay close attention to the execution of their unique cocktail menu, featuring original creations from new owner, Matt Pederson & his team. They’ll have a large variety of cocktails on-tap and mixologists will be preparing bitters, syrups, and other ingredients all in-house, utilizing the abundance of choices from the fall farmers markets.

More from the press release:

The space will be punctuated with Hollywood era, art deco touches from the 1920s and 30s including elements sourced from a vintage movie theater. Rich, velvet banquets, handcrafted Tiger Eye wood tables and images from legendary nightlife venues such as Studio 54, Limelight and Don the Beachcombers will complete the look.

Craft cocktails and dancing will be the focus of the new venue with guest DJ’s from New York City and beyond performing nightly in the front room of the property. The “back room,” which is found behind a hidden bookcase, will take on a more cocktail salon ambiance with soft lounge seating and a hidden photo booth providing a keepsake of your evening. On weekends, the “back room” will feature performances by contortionists, burlesque dancers, sword swallowers and other special acts at the stroke of midnight.

How cool is that?

The Night Owl will operate Thursday through Saturday, 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Late night happy hour will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., offering craft cocktails for $7, well drinks for $5, and select beers for $2.

This is the most exciting part. Before opening in the fall, The Night Owl will host “Matt’s Patio Party- a Summer Send-off” in the courtyard at 17 Maple Ave every Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Each week, guests can expect beach-party vibes, over-the-top tropical drinks and a special summer grill menu provided by their neighbor (and one of my FAVORITES), Comfort Kitchen!

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