2008 is turning out to be the year of the BAR in Downtown Spokane. Yesterday we mentioned The RIFF which will open in early summer. Today it's The Casbah. The Casbah, a music and dance club, is taking up residence in the former ballet studio above Chicken-n-More. An old VFW hall this place has loads of vintage elements but will be undergoing a complete renovation. A single street-level door marks the entry, and once you wind your way up the narrow and long stairs to the second floor entry hall you have a straight shot view of the old art-deco bar.
The place has a massive ballroom off to the left complete with stage and a soaring ceiling. To the right of the main entry hall plans are for a billiard room and a smaller more secluded 'chill room'. The idea is to offer a variety of recorded/live music and performers during the week and on any one night. Like The RIFF, The Casbah is aiming for a Hoopfest Weekend opening.