Back in August, Recovery Room owner Chris “Boston” DiMattia announced that he purchased King Street Bait and Tackle from Gilroy’s owner Brian Wolter. On Wednesday, October 9, at 7 p.m., DiMattia will reopen the 353 King Street space as Bangkok Lounge.
The new spot is a seven-nights-a-week karaoke bar with tiki drinks. Though DiMattia previously said, “I don’t want to call it a tiki bar, but we will have four frozen drink machines and hope to have a signature punch on tap.”
King Street Bait and Tackle looked like a old marina, while Bangkok Lounge looks more like Bait and Tackle’s predecessor Upper Deck Tavern. The walls are back to yellow and the padded bar stools are back.
DiMattia says that he has some final touches to put in, but take a look around the recently renovated space with photographer Mike Ledford here.
Once open, Bangkok Lounge will welcome guests nightly for singing, dancing, and drinking — oh, and probably some hot dogs.