Kevin Nessle and Ken Klehm have a big Friday in store. If all goes according to plan, they’ll open their new bar, the Rocket Club, at 5 p.m. And the business owners will certainly have reason to make a toast: They began planning the bar three years ago, and have spent much of the past year immersed in working on the establishment.
The bar, at 401 Haywood Road, is directly across the street from another new drinkery, the Admiral. The Rocket Club will be open every day, from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. At present, the bar is stocked with 40 bottles of booze, wine and 12 beers on tap. The owners say that live music — “from the broadest mix of genres possible, from cock rock to klezmer,” says Klehm — will be featured three nights a week. “The whole point is to provide a space for local musicians to have a community around them,” he adds.
For more information, call the bar at 505-2494.
— Jon Elliston, managing editor