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Pete
09-07-2012, 12:36 PM
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Address: 228 E. 2nd (http://goo.gl/maps/DXnVs).
Phone: (405) 606-7171
Hours:
Status: Open
Links:
Official Website (http://www.wskylounge.com/)
Menu (http://www.wskylounge.com/food/)
Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/WSKYLounge)
Yelp (http://www.yelp.com/biz/wsky-lounge-oklahoma-city)
Urban Spoon (http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/46/1769922/restaurant/Bricktown/WSKY-Lounge-Oklahoma-City)


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ereid
09-07-2012, 01:09 PM
At ate at the Edmond location a couple of times (several years ago) and thought it was wonderful. This should be a nice addition to DD.

Plutonic Panda
09-07-2012, 02:01 PM
They are closing the one in Edmond? :(

lindsey
09-07-2012, 02:21 PM
Yay for this! I saw that lights were on last night when I was walking home from DDG and was wondering what was up -- any idea when they will be opening?

betts
09-07-2012, 02:40 PM
I think they got a little confused on the decor and went with an Edmond style. It doesn't look French or urban to me. But, it sounds like the food will be good and I've missed La Baguette downtown, so it's good news for me.

Mr. Cotter
09-07-2012, 03:55 PM
I often think that. Not every business should be decorated with Hobby Lobby wall hangings.

ChaseDweller
09-07-2012, 09:18 PM
Same owner as Bolero. Nice guy - I bought his Audi - he has a whole collection of exotic cars.

Le Cep was excellent, just in an awkward location. Can't wait for it to open.

metro
09-11-2012, 08:17 AM
Any update?

lindsey
09-11-2012, 08:44 AM
Soft opening? Think you have to be invited? or can you just show up?

betts
09-11-2012, 11:24 AM
Now I understand why it looks like a tapas bar - its owned by someone who owns a tapas bar. If I'd been decorating, I would have left the Deep Deuce mural and decorated it in 1920s French bistro style, with a nod to Josephine Baker.

soonerguru
09-11-2012, 07:18 PM
So how is the Hobby Lobby decor?

Loftsoffun
09-25-2012, 09:38 AM
Any update on this place opening?

soonerguru
09-25-2012, 10:39 AM
I spoke to someone close to this project, and he said the decor is changing. Without giving away background info, I think you guys are going to like what they're doing to it.

Regarding the food, it sounds like they really know what they're doing; this is going to be more authentically French than Bolero is authentically Spanish by a long shot.

I also found out a liquor store is going in next door. This should be welcome news to Betts, Sid and others who live in the neighborhood. You'll now have a grocery store and liquor store within immediate walking distance, in addition to dozens of restaurants and nightspots. This is quickly becoming OKC's most vibrant urban living environment.

Also, I'm told Le Cep is opening Friday.

Pete
09-25-2012, 11:07 AM
Great news and information guru!

Even a few years ago, I loved the neighborhood feel of Deep Deuce. It's already come infinitely further with tons more on the way.

This is going to be a great urban neighborhood in every possible way.

metro
09-25-2012, 08:49 PM
I spoke to someone close to this project, and he said the decor is changing. Without giving away background info, I think you guys are going to like what they're doing to it.

Regarding the food, it sounds like they really know what they're doing; this is going to be more authentically French than Bolero is authentically Spanish by a long shot.

I also found out a liquor store is going in next door. This should be welcome news to Betts, Sid and others who live in the neighborhood. You'll now have a grocery store and liquor store within immediate walking distance, in addition to dozens of restaurants and nightspots. This is quickly becoming OKC's most vibrant urban living environment.

Also, I'm told Le Cep is opening Friday.
I wonder if the 11th hour decor change was due to the negative feedback on here?

Regarding the liquor store, smart move for whomever, now all we need is a pawn shop, payday loans, and a sell your gold here shop and Deep Deuce will really be urban.

metro
09-25-2012, 08:57 PM
It was tongue and cheek Sid....

betts
09-25-2012, 09:45 PM
I spoke to someone close to this project, and he said the decor is changing. Without giving away background info, I think you guys are going to like what they're doing to it.

Regarding the food, it sounds like they really know what they're doing; this is going to be more authentically French than Bolero is authentically Spanish by a long shot.

I also found out a liquor store is going in next door. This should be welcome news to Betts, Sid and others who live in the neighborhood. You'll now have a grocery store and liquor store within immediate walking distance, in addition to dozens of restaurants and nightspots. This is quickly becoming OKC's most vibrant urban living environment.

Also, I'm told Le Cep is opening Friday.

French bistro design, I hope! I just went to a great one in San Fran last weekend. The only problem I have with a liquor store is that we've already got Broadway wine merchants, where I've shopped since I moved downtown. I'll be torn as to which one to support.

soonerguru
09-25-2012, 11:04 PM
Hopefully, more housing will be added on Automobile Alley, which would help Broadway Wine Merchants (which is an outstanding store). I'm sure you'll appreciate having one a block or two away though.

ChaseDweller
12-20-2012, 08:56 AM
I heard from a friend of a friend that the operator of Bolero and Le Cep was no longer involved and that Le Cep would not be opening. Can anyone confirm?

Pete
12-20-2012, 09:13 AM
This was taken by Sid yesterday:

http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/v/702128_312846192165819_1105510050_n.jpg?oh=932b53d 87ba9552692c73962b2f02360&oe=50D54EA3&__gda__=1356234050_3c2384fdea781c0968d1a3d69ebe289 a

metro
12-22-2012, 05:22 PM
I was wondering as they have appeared closed for weeks.

OKCisOK4me
01-14-2013, 06:52 PM
A gentleman that rents a tuxedo from us once annually for Fight Night said that he is opening a cigar lounge/bar in this spot. I'll see if I can get more details.

pickles
01-15-2013, 08:20 AM
It doesn't really seem like a cigar lounge kinda area.

soonerguru
01-15-2013, 08:54 AM
This is a sad development. Anyone know what happened with the bistro? That would have been a super idea for the nabe.

OKCisOK4me
01-15-2013, 01:19 PM
What was the cigar lounge called in Bricktown that closed down? If I remember correctly, that place was pretty popular and it had its regulars. A cigar lounge in Deep Deuce is a perfect idea if you ask me. It's not like downtown residents can go and build their own in their non existent backyard.

HangryHippo
01-15-2013, 01:33 PM
Wasn't it called makers? It was a great spot to visit.

OKCisOK4me
01-15-2013, 01:35 PM
Yep, that's it.

adaniel
01-15-2013, 01:42 PM
Makers was plenty busy. They just "forgot" to pay their taxes, and that didn't sit too well with the Tax Commission.

OKCisOK4me
01-15-2013, 02:35 PM
Yeah, that'll get you in trouble. I couldn't remember why it was that they closed. That'll do it for sure!

Urbanized
01-15-2013, 04:57 PM
Downstairs (the original Makers) was always plenty busy for an establishment of that type. What really started their slide was the upstairs space. While it was beautiful, it was too many square feet for the few nights a week/season that it could really draw a crowd. There were some great times had upstairs to be sure, but if they would have stuck with the downstairs space -- and paid better attention to finances, I'll leave it at that -- they would still be open and successful to this day.

OKCisOK4me
01-28-2013, 11:46 PM
They will be opening a whiskey and cigar lounge. Their lounge will feature over 100 premium whiskeys from around the world, a walk in humidor featuring over 50 different cigars, as well as a limited menu of quality food products. Their target opening date is around mid April.

Pete
02-08-2013, 02:36 PM
The new business at this location will be called the WSKY Lounge and will occupy 1,997 s.f. as per their liquor license application.

dankrutka
02-08-2013, 05:01 PM
Interesting. There's going to by a WSKY right by XYZ?

OKCisOK4me
02-08-2013, 06:44 PM
Interesting. There's going to by a WSKY right by XYZ?

That's kinda what I thought, lol. At least they're a couple blocks away :wink:

kevinpate
02-09-2013, 07:56 AM
Be a nice option for those who desire it.

Easy180
02-09-2013, 10:06 AM
They will be opening a whiskey and cigar lounge. Their lounge will feature over 100 premium whiskeys from around the world, a walk in humidor featuring over 50 different cigars, as well as a limited menu of quality food products. Their target opening date is around mid April.

Hope it's non smoking :D

Praedura
02-09-2013, 10:13 AM
Hope it's non smoking :D

Updated version of old joke:
I don't drink, smoke, or cuss.... Oh $%@#! I left my cigars at the WSKY Lounge!

OKCisOK4me
02-09-2013, 12:40 PM
Hope it's non smoking :D

They have a non smoking patio outside for your convenience lol :tongue:

CurtisJ
02-09-2013, 02:43 PM
They have a non smoking patio outside for your convenience lol :tongue:

Outside, two blocks down and around the corner.

JarrodH
02-11-2013, 08:30 AM
Hello All, My name is Jarrod and I'm the proprietor of WSKY Lounge. Braden led me to the site and I wanted to clarify and update you on this location.

We will indeed be opening a whiskey and cigar lounge in the heart of Deep Deuce at 226 NE 2nd Street. The location is just under 2,000 sq. ft. and will include a patio area as well. Our target opening date is April
1st, as construction has already began.

The concept behind WSKY Lounge is to bring back the ambiance once seen in Deep Deuce. This is expressed throughout our design, menu, as well as entertainment line up.

We will be featuring over 100 different whisk(e)y's from around the world, which will range from your every day blended and vatted malts all the way up to the rarest available in Oklahoma. We will offer very unique flights, as well as tastings and private dinners on occasion.

We will also have downtown's only walk in humidor with a selection of over 50 premium cigar facings. The lounge will also be equipped with a state of the art filtration system which will turn the air every 2 minutes, as not to offend non smoking patrons.

We will feature live jazz on occasion, highlighting some of Oklahoma's local Jazz talent including those from the ACM@UCO.

Below is a rendering of the bar area to give you an idea of the concept.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v665/jarrodholley/WSKY%20Lounge/WSKY_zps590045de.jpg

Dubya61
02-11-2013, 11:13 AM
Interesting. There's going to by a WSKY right by XYZ?

This thread has been brought to you by the letter "Y" and the number 100.

Pete
02-11-2013, 11:29 AM
Awesome!

Thanks for the information and best wishes for a big success.

OKCisOK4me
02-11-2013, 11:49 AM
Looks great Jarrod (Braden here) :o

kevinpate
02-11-2013, 12:05 PM
Welcome and best wishes. I like the sound of the filtration plan.

BoulderSooner
02-11-2013, 12:08 PM
will be interest to see how this and other like concepts fare if we get local control of smoking that has a real chance to pass in this session of the legislature

onthestrip
02-11-2013, 12:28 PM
will be interest to see how this and other like concepts fare if we get local control of smoking that has a real chance to pass in this session of the legislature

Id like to think there would be rare exemptions if OKC could/would pass indoor smoking bans, and a cigar bar with good ventilation should be one.

OKCisOK4me
02-11-2013, 01:09 PM
will be interest to see how this and other like concepts fare if we get local control of smoking that has a real chance to pass in this session of the legislature

It'd be like a Gentleman's Club. You know...where no ladies are allowed.

JarrodH
02-11-2013, 01:52 PM
will be interest to see how this and other like concepts fare if we get local control of smoking that has a real chance to pass in this session of the legislature

I am in the tobacco business by trade and I have been working very closely with not only our local government but also the federal government on the issue of smoking bans. Oklahoma will have a very hard time getting this passed as a statewide bill. I believe that if we do ever see a smoking ban indoors, It will be structured like Texas to where it is a local ordinance.

With that being said, It will be very difficult for Oklahoma City to gain enough traction to pass such an ordinance. The Oklahoma Restaurant Association as well as others fight this tooth and nail and many of their supporting businesses are staples here in the area such as Henry Hudson's group, Mickey Mantles, Juniors, and Buffalo Wild wings just to name a few.

soonerguru
02-11-2013, 03:25 PM
Will wsky serve any victuals? Might get the munchies while sucking down premium whiskies.

OKCisOK4me
02-11-2013, 03:35 PM
Will wsky serve any victuals? Might get the munchies while sucking down premium whiskies.

See post #43, page 2.

OKCisOK4me
02-11-2013, 06:43 PM
For those that are interested check out this Wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_smoking_bans_in_the_United_States

onthestrip
02-11-2013, 06:44 PM
I am in the tobacco business by trade and I have been working very closely with not only our local government but also the federal government on the issue of smoking bans. Oklahoma will have a very hard time getting this passed as a statewide bill. I believe that if we do ever see a smoking ban indoors, It will be structured like Texas to where it is a local ordinance.

With that being said, It will be very difficult for Oklahoma City to gain enough traction to pass such an ordinance. The Oklahoma Restaurant Association as well as others fight this tooth and nail and many of their supporting businesses are staples here in the area such as Henry Hudson's group, Mickey Mantles, Juniors, and Buffalo Wild wings just to name a few.

Even though its been shown that sales have gone up for restaurants and bars when bans are enacted?

You don't lose the smoker and you gain more new customers who otherwise don't want to hang out in smoke.

OKCisOK4me
02-11-2013, 06:44 PM
Out of curiosity, Jarrod, will one only be able to buy the stock you have in this lounge or for a certain fee, would one be able to bring in his own cigar to smoke on the premises?

OKCisOK4me
02-11-2013, 06:46 PM
Even though its been shown that sales have gone up for restaurants and bars when bans are enacted?

You don't lose the smoker and you gain more new customers who otherwise don't want to hang out in smoke.

Trust me, Henry Hudsons would die if no smoking were allowed. They may eventually gain a non smoking crowd but people don't go there to smoke cigars. Smoking cigarettes vs. smoking cigars is not going to affect a business like the WSKY Lounge. That's the primary reason he's opening this business.


And will you allow pipes to be brought in and will you sell pipe tobacco?

And will you have a frequent flyer program? :) I'm pretty sure I'll need a second job now...

Hahahaha.

Well, now I know where to meet Sid if he's up for a meeting!

cagoklahoma
02-11-2013, 07:34 PM
Even though its been shown that sales have gone up for restaurants and bars when bans are enacted?

You don't lose the smoker and you gain more new customers who otherwise don't want to hang out in smoke.

Believe it or not, but there are a few of us who actually want to go to a nice place where we can have a drink and smoke a cigar or pipe because 1. smoking cigars and/ or pipe tobacco is enjoyable, 2. it's a great relaxing way to end a long day, and 3. the smokey environment keeps away those pretentious individuals that think just because they don't like or disagree (for whatever the reason) with someone else's activity, they have the right to say "You can't do that when I'm around because I don't like it."

Smoke em if you got em. I for one am looking forward to being able to do it at WSKY Lounge! :Smiley051:Smiley036

JarrodH
02-11-2013, 07:52 PM
We will not charge a "Cutting fee" per say at the bar. If you want to bring your own cigar or pipe, I'm okay with it. As far as smoking goes, we are a pro smoking bar and if you don't like it, so be it. For those who think non smoking is advantageous, look up casa de montecristo or the macanudo lounge. Both of these are in non smoking cities (Chicago and NYC) and both are very successful. We are a cigar bar and will market ourself as such.

BoulderSooner
02-11-2013, 08:40 PM
I am in the tobacco business by trade and I have been working very closely with not only our local government but also the federal government on the issue of smoking bans. Oklahoma will have a very hard time getting this passed as a statewide bill. I believe that if we do ever see a smoking ban indoors, It will be structured like Texas to where it is a local ordinance.

With that being said, It will be very difficult for Oklahoma City to gain enough traction to pass such an ordinance. The Oklahoma Restaurant Association as well as others fight this tooth and nail and many of their supporting businesses are staples here in the area such as Henry Hudson's group, Mickey Mantles, Juniors, and Buffalo Wild wings just to name a few.

The Okc council is already in record saying they will ban smoking once they get the chance. If local control gets a senate vote it will pass. And Okc will be smoke free in November

OKCisOK4me
02-11-2013, 08:56 PM
I highly doubt that^^^

dankrutka
02-11-2013, 09:54 PM
This sounds like a great concept, but I can't lie, pretty much everyone I know wants the smoking ban. We're not pretentious either. We just don't want smoke and once you lived somewhere where it's banned you can't go back... Anyway, with the ventilation system maybe the smoke in this place would be tolerable.

CurtisJ
02-11-2013, 10:38 PM
This sounds like a great concept, but I can't lie, pretty much everyone I know wants the smoking ban. We're not pretentious either. We just don't want smoke and once you lived somewhere where it's banned you can't go back... Anyway, with the ventilation system maybe the smoke in this place would be tolerable.

You can count me under the pro smoking ban category, as long as it allows for common sense exceptions such as cigar bars. Unfortunately, you can also count me as one who has given up hope on seeing common sense appear in Oklahoma law.

The concept looks great, makes me wish I hadn't moved away. I'll be sure to drop by when I'm in town, best if luck.