We’ve just been notified of a fraudulent email message being circulated with the subject “a thank you from Studio No. 7 | Bar + Lounge!” and claiming to be from us. Please be aware that this email (you can find a copy below) was NOT sent by Studio No. 7 and that you should always take precautions when giving out your personal information online or via email.
On behalf of Studio No. 7 | Bar + Lounge you have been issued a $1,000 Visa Gift Card free of charge.
Card type: Visa Gift Card
Issued to: SHANNON EVANS
Issuing branch: Atlanta, Georgia
Valid until: 08/2015
Please use the following website to claim your card and have it shipped to the address of your choosing:
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Note that claims must be made within 48 hours from this email being sent, or the above link will become invalid.
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Studio No. 7 Bar and Lounge
During the opening reception for our “Inheritance” exhibition Studio No. 7 entertained over 60 patrons. Patrons enjoyed fabulous wines courtesy of Prime Wine and Spirits. Throughout the evening guests had the opportunity to meet both artists and the Studio No. 7 team. This exhibition featured over 20 works of art by Diana Toma and Danielle Brutto.
We would like to thank everyone in attendance and for their support during our reconstruction project. Later this year the lounge and main bar will be fully repaired and open to the public. For more information like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. This fall we’re planning to re-open the gallery and expand the space.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Studio No.7 faced a critical setback one week before opening to the public. An electrical fire took place around 3AM damaging the kitchen, office, and main bar of the lounge. Thankfully, no one was harmed, the gallery and loft remained relatively unaffected, and the current exhibition artwork was safe. We are continuing renovations on the lounge to safely open later this year. We would like to thank everyone for their support and The City of Atlanta Fire Department for their swift action.
Events and PR Manager
History of Studio No. 7
History of Studio No. 7
History of Studio No. 7
Throughout the process of opening Studio No. 7 we’ve learned so much. First off, when opening a business that has a food and beverage component you should start there. There are codes and requirements that must be completed before you can conduct any business. Remain calm and be prepared when dealing with your city Health Department, they’re not out to get you they’re actually trying to protect you and your patrons. Having professional and reliable contractors is imperative to getting your business off the ground in a timely manner. Don’t be afraid to get multiple quotes, it will save you money and remind your potential contractors that you mean business.
Studio No. 7 | Main Kitchen
Gallery Installation | Danielle Brutto
On Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 6 – 9pm Studio No. 7 will be hosting our very first gallery exhibition featuring the work of Diana Toma and Danielle Brutto. The collection offers patrons an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful blend of colors, textures, and mediums. The exhibition is entitled “Miracle of Mere Existence,” Diana Toma and “Inheritance,” Danielle Brutto.
Gallery Installation | Diana Toma
We didn’t set out to be called a craft bar. (I actually still wouldn’t call us a craft bar, but I’ll explain later.) We simply went in knowing the following:
1. Fresh ingredients make better cocktails.
2. The most popular spirits aren’t necessarily the best quality spirits.
3. Bartenders should be knowledgeable about what they serve and take pride in their craft.
4. Creating a great cocktail is an art.
5. Classic cocktails should be respected and subsequently, not screwed with.
6. The menu should change seasonally.
7. We’re not carrying Ciroc.
Those were the things we used to guide us. (No, we didn’t intentionally have 7.) Six months later, people are starting to describe us as a craft bar. That’s fine. However, the reason I won’t voluntarily attach this label is because of all the other things that can come with it: the pretentiousness, the smugness, the 20 minute wait for every drink, the lack of Red Stripe, the suspenders… We’re just not into those things. (Ok, suspenders can be cool.) One of the central themes of our space is art and our bar/cocktails are a reflection of that. Nothing more.
I stumbled across a great article on the subject in which the writer, Sarah Deming, sums up my feelings perfectly:
“Discrimination is one of the qualities of the divine. Bartenders should drink the milk of the mixologists’ techniques and fine attention to detail. They should leave behind the venom of judgment and privilege…Drinkers should try new things, even if they aren’t ‘the usual.’ Bartenders should honor the spirit of the public house, a place with wide-open doors.”
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We’re building a team of energetic, skilled, dependable, personable and creative people. Specifically, we’re looking for the following:
To apply, please email a copy of your resume and a haiku to firstname.lastname@example.org. (And yes, we’re serious about the haiku).
I’m aware of what happens when I tell someone that this is a Jamaican culture lounge. I can see the wheels turning in their heads as they try to place it in a box. It’s no surprise then when I go on about the space not having brightly colored walls, or only playing dancehall music, or that it isn’t covered in a cloud of smoke. After all, it seems that that’s what Jamaican has come to mean. Those are the stereotypes, and while they are a part of the overall landscape, they definitely don’t capture the entire image.
With this venue, I hope to show people another Jamaica. Those that have visited the island, and have dared to step outside the resorts, already get it. Jamaica is a laid back vibe, creativity, great food, great music, dancing, resiliency, evolving, joy, endless smiles, hospitality…and most importantly, at its heart, Jamaica is a beautiful fusion of many other cultures. (That’s the sentiment that’s captured in the country’s motto: Out of Many, One People.) These are the things that are at the center of Studio No. 7.
I could go on and on about what makes Studio No. 7 unique, but I’ll allow you to experience it and draw your own conclusions. It will mean something different to everyone. For some it will be a cool neighborhood bar…for others a good place to listen to reggae…while others will want the chance to try something new in a welcoming environment. Like I said, I’ll let you experience it and decide…
- Shannon Evans
Co-owner + Creative Director