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Monday, March 15, 2004

I spent a small part of Saturday night at Club Czar in Ybor City. It's an attempt at a Soviet-theme bar, with the main attempt coming from having club employees stroll around in Red Army/Poliburo-style costumes (with an occasional guy-in-a-nun-habit thrown in for variety).

Although I've never met them, I have a hunch that this would be the kind of bar that the people at Grammarporn would totally dig.

In any case, it was pretty dead, despite the recent completion of a St. Patrick's Day night parade and the midnight-ish hour. The music was okay, basically a selection of '80s New Wave B-sides, which I guess is standard fare for a Saturday night (and probably every night, with a little variation). I find it funny that Czar likes to brag about all the different kinds of vodka it has--again, part of the Soviet decor--yet they didn't have the Smirnoff I ordered (I settled for Stoli instead).