“IF YOU DON’T KNOW NOW YOU KNOW” ~ Biggie
I love this spot for me the days of hanging out on Las Olas and Himmarshee downtown are over, well for the most part. The establish brings a few different dimensions that most bars and lounges don’t. First of all I really like the location in the trending and edgy Flagler Village; a neighborhood on the move. It’s flat out cool! Rank & File pride theirselves in making delicious cocktails, and I promise you they are yummy. But I really enjoy the atmosphere. A very vibey space. The exterior has an old war bunker appearance with cracked brick and grey paint. On the inside there are floor to ceiling bookshelves filled with memorabilia, and cool antique chairs.
The live music is a big added bonus, and I’ve been there a half a dozen times, the singers are good local talent! I admit I really like the pool tables and dart board. There is something for everyone. I never truly enjoyed lounges that are tiny and you are jammed against other people. The 3000 sf establishment offers enough space to be comfortable but cozy enough to perhaps meet someone you would not come across in the Lobster Bar or Yolo on Las Olas.
Fat Village and Flagler Village is exploding with growth. Stefano and Mark Barbagallo (owners) have something good going on here. As a Realtor who specializes in the downtown market, I must say they have put themselves into position to benefit from a growing neighborhood with thousands of units coming to market. #smartplay