Someone Please Buy The Narrow For $125,000 And Totally Rock It
The Narrow Lounge (aka Narrow, Narrow Artist’s Lounge) has been listed for sale for quite a while now at Main and Third. They’re asking $179,000, which seems a little ambitious for a broom closet specialising in brown spirits and drunk people food. But, if you’re loaded and lonely and want a life of 30-something hipsterity all to a soundtrack that jumps from Billy Idol to Bauhaus, then welcome home, this Pabst Blue Ribbon is for you.
The place has grown on me since I first wrote about it in Vancouver magazine a while back:
New spot off the gentrified Main Street drag, already a favourite of artists, bike couriers, and hipsters of every angsty ilk. The interior feels like a gutted-out shipping container designed by David Lynch, with antlers and an axe on the wall and The Smiths cranked up on—gasp—a record player. One half expects a midget in velvet to emerge, speaking in tongues. Food is reminiscent of lunch counter fare, with grilled cheese sandwiches and wet meatloaf on baguettes that have lost (or never attained) their full bake—but that’s not why you’re here. Beer and bourbon flow, as does the profanity and the three-day stubble. So cool they don’t even have an address.
Here’s to happy transitions. If you hear/know that it’s sold, let us know. We’re crossing our fingers that it stays much the same if it does. It would be great if it grew as an institution.
(Hat tip: JC)