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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Retribution Gospel Choir, Lookbook, Communist Daughter to play 501 Club Grand Opening

Retribution Gospel Choir
(Retribution Gospel Choir - Photo by David de Young)

501 Club to open on 5.01

I dropped in to the 501 Club this past Sunday evening after the Unconvention screening to find the new club welcoming, and the food and service great. (Okay, I admit co-owner Jon Oulman was sitting at the end of our table, but still.)

The hummus plate was awesome, the GLBT (I believe that's what it's called) comes with Guac, and the Bacon Cheeseburger I tried was as good as any I've had.

Also, if the house merlot is any indication, the house wines are as decent as the ones at the 331 Club. (The 331 Club in N.E. Minneapolis is also owned and run by the Oulmans.)

HowWasTheShow will be on hand Friday evening for the grand opening which features some of our favorite bands in Minnesota, Retribution Gospel Choir, Lookbook and Communist Daughter.

(Important note for the directionally challenged: The 501 is on SOUTH Washington Avenue, i.e. the main downtown side of Hennepin not the warehouse district side.)

From the press release:

501 Washington Ave. S., occupies the space that formerly housing Matty B’s. Jon and Jarret Oulman have given the place a complete makeover. On Friday, (5/01) The club celebrates its Grand Opening Party in true form with Retribution Gospel Choir, Lookbook and Communist Daughter. The show starts at 930pm. The 501 will host free music and entertainment most nights of the week.

Unlike the 331, the 501 will serve a full bar-fare menu, including burgers and pizza. Rick Truax, longtime chef at Nye's Polonaise and J.D. Hoyt's, will run the kitchen. Look for familiar happy hours and daily specials that 331 patrons know and love.

Watch for Chuck and Blake’s Triva starting on Wednesdays at 7pm (May 6th Start) and also watch for a Sunday Brunch at the 501 Club starting Sunday May 10th.

501 Club
501 Washington Ave. S.
Open 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. every day.