Kelowna has a brand new neighborhood leisure venue.
The previous Mission Faucet Home in South Pandosee rebranded as Runaway Lounge, and whereas it nonetheless affords a big number of native craft beers on faucet, has added a brand new cocktail menu, expanded its wine and meals choices, and Has improved and most significantly, has now targeted on reside music and comedy.
“Once we purchased the place (in February), we actually realized that the Mission/South Pandosee space wanted an leisure venue,” says co-owner Dan Bernier. “There was no higher place to go right here and take heed to reside music.”
Bernier and his companion Dave Myers are each musicians and Bernier says they wished to create a extra superior setting, however one that also had a pleasant vibe.
“We name it ‘upscale informal,'” he says.
Whereas the runway has featured reside music 4 nights per week for the previous few months, the venue will make its official grand opening on August 19, combining each comedy and music.
The night time will start with comedians Tim Nutt and Rob Balsdon offering stand-up comedy beginning at 7 p.m., after which two bands, Chase the Bears and Goldsauce, will take the stage at 9 p.m. Plus, meals and specialty drinks.
Plan Forward options reside music 4 nights per week and twice a month the Prepare Wreck Comedy Tour that includes comedians hosted. There may even be an open mic night time for adults and, because the venue’s license permits children with their dad and mom till 10 p.m., a junior jam night time would permit budding younger musicians to strut their stuff on stage as effectively. Is.
“That approach we may also help contribute to the subsequent technology of native musicians,” Bernier says.
As a result of Bernier and Myers each knew they wished the runway to concentrate on reside leisure, particularly music, the very first thing they did once they purchased the place was take away the pool desk—which wasn’t getting used a lot—and He created a brand new platform. They re-decorated and repainted, up to date the cocktail menu, and expanded the wine listing. They revamped the meals menu, tapping into the artistic minds of the kitchen workers. There are additionally plans to construct greater new patios within the winter.
The previous Missiontape Home, often called the Pheasant and Quail Pub earlier than rebranding 10 years in the past, was a preferred venue targeted on Kelowna’s booming craft beer market. Now, within the type of Runway Lounge, Bernier and Myers wish to channel that recognition into their new imaginative and prescient to create a venue for meals, drink and reside music within the metropolis.
“We nonetheless have an excellent number of over 30 native craft beers on faucet and for video games, we have now enormous screens,” Bernier says.
However going ahead, leisure would be the driving drive in Runaways.
“Come and take a look at the food-and-drink menu, peruse our ample leisure lineup on Instagram and Fb, and be a part of our particular company for the grand opening weekend,” says Bernier.
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