The gang from Roeder's Pub took hold of the Velvet Lounge location, in early May 2010, and is transforming it into R Bar. A neighborhood sports bar.
The R Bar signage is still being constructed and more TV's are coming soon but already this, previously sleepy little bar, is quickly becoming a hot spot for the locals.
Its close proximity to Memorial Park and to fields along Allan Parkway make R Bar perfect for a drink after a run, bike ride or softball game. And, since it's the only bar on Memorial between downtown and the loop, it's a great place to stop for Happy Hour. Not to mention R Bar is a nice break from the madness on Washington Ave.
Hours are 3pm-2am Monday - Friday
Noon - 2am on Sat & Sun.