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View Larger Map Did you know you can get directions from this map? Click on the pin marking our location. In the bubble is a link to get directions! We are easy to find; two blocks east of Meridian Street on 22nd St. History of Talbott Street The Talbott Street Theatre opened as a movie house in 1920. However, the building and four blocks of Talbott Street would become far better known in other ways during the decades to come. During the mid-1950's the art festival that would become one of the city's oldest, the Talbott Street Art Fair, was established. It began modestly in an alley as a way for students at the nearby John Herron School of Art to sell their creations During the 1960's, the Talbott area became associated with peace activists and bohemians, as well as artists. By then, the movie house had become the Black Curtain Dinner Theatre. Along with the adjacent Hummingbird Caf , the dinner theatre was popular through much of the 1970's. Today the Talbott Street building is an alternative entertainment venue that opened in the former theatre at 2145 N. Talbott Street in 2002. However, the area has been known as a welcoming one for the gay community since the early 1980's. The current nightclub, which has a Studio 54 style of dance floor, replaced the other gay clubs at the same site. Over the past two decades the Talbott Street Art Fair has exploded in popularity. Today hundreds of painters, potters, and other artists sell everything from ceramics to macram wall hangings at the June festival that invariably draws elbow-to-elbow crowds. Four blocks of Talbott Street are closed to traffic for the annual fair, which is now one of the largest in the city. And, yes, the Talbott area is still considered a bit bohemian.
Hours

Regular Hours

Payment method
all major credit cards, master card, visa
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Near Northside, Herron - Morton
AKA

Talbott Steet

Categories
Bars, Bar & Grills, Night Clubs, Taverns, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Full Bar

Bike Parking: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

Good For Groups: Yes

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maxus0075

09/09/2008

Overall
Great Place to GO!

I live an hour away from Talbott St. I drive there many Saturday nights over the Summer. It was a great place to relax and be around other people. The staff is top notch. Everyone is ALWAYS friendly and polite. The drag queens are the best. They put on three fabulous performances. Great bartenders, servers and scecurity. Great Music, Great drinks. Deserves THE #1 Rating. Keep up the good work!!!

Mill1

05/25/2008

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Talbott Street

I will never go back.....the DJ on the night of 5/24 absolutely SUCKED! I've heard better music at a funeral. Not to mention the bartenders tried to rip me off and over charge me two different times. But back to the DJ, who thought he was bringing down the house. He brought it down alright. It was like a mad exodus watching people leave that place. There were moments that I was caught standing there in front of my gf and we were like ""what it in God's name is he playing"" It sounded like a 80's soundtrack at some moments. Left us standing and looking around. I was so enraged on the way home, my gf was avoiding me at all costs. Get new bartenders who show respect and you have GOT to get a new DJ in there. He was awful. Print THAT!!!!!

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