Food/Wine

The One-Eyed Gypsy

When

Opens Friday Oct 7, 2011 (5:30pm–2am)

Ongoing

Wednesdays–Saturdays (5:30pm–2am)

Where

The One-Eyed Gypsy

901 E. 1st St.

Price

Free

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The One-Eyed Gypsy is the latest watering hole from Dana Hollister, owner and designer of  Villains Tavern, 4100 Bar, Cliff's Edge, and The Brite Spot. Located in eastern Downtown, this glamorous but unpretentious haunt is in the space once inhabited by Bordello and Little Pedro's. Influenced by carnivals of the 1930s, the decorative elements include an old-time gypsy fortune teller machine, vintage boardwalk skeeball games, 19th and early-20th century mirrors, a taxidermied yak, Moroccan chandeliers, lighting fixtures made of Bedouin earrings, a Love-O-Meter, and a 1940s claw machine full of enviable prizes like an Andy Warhol finger puppet (bring some nickels). Live entertainment will be eclectic - you might see a band, a dancing poodle, or a juggler. As demonstrated at a pre-opening media event, the kitchen serves delicious food, no utensils required, including excellent pizzas with cracker-thin crusts. One favorite, the Reuben pizza, is topped with thinly sliced corned beef, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing and caraway. Also on offer are sweet potato tater tots, and, in keeping with the carnival/fair theme, corn dogs and deep-fried Oreos. Drink choices range from the fancy, including hand-crafted drinks like Riddler's punch, a sangria made of vodka, red wine, citrus juices and bitters for $11, to the simple, like PBR on tap for $4.

Karin E. Baker, Flavorpill

The One-Eyed Gypsy says…

She is your new favorite neighborhood bar, the little sister to Villains Tavern, and gorgeous in her own way. Stiff drinks, carnival food, and individual pizzas. Eclectic, sometimes bizarre entertainment and live music, and skee-ball and fairground games.