Dave Franich wanted to go from a construction worker to a bar owner in 2012. Franich led the bar in punk rock, naming it Black Light District Rock & Roll Lounge. The ear-piercing noise drew complaints rather than revenues, and Franich looked down on people who couldn’t stand the loud blasts. This misplaced focus eventually resulted in equipment and sanitation issues that were never addressed.
Is Black Light District Rock and Roll Lounge still open?
NO, it’s “Close”
- Episode Title: “Drunk on Punk”
- Episode No.: Season 4 Episode 57 (Season 4 6th Set Episode 3)
- Episode Air Date: July 24, 2016 .
- Episode Was Filmed: February 2016.
- The Bar’s Original Name Was: Black Light District Rock and Roll Lounge
- The Bar’s New Name: Black Light District Rock and Roll Lounge
- Black Light District Rock and Roll Lounge Address: 2500 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804, United States .
If you’re reading this, then I succeeded! Keep reading see what happens to Black Light District Rock and Roll Lounge .
Dave Franich and his pal Gabe Lopez operate Black Light District Rock and Roll Lounge. Dave has put $50,000 of his own money towards constructing the bar’s stage. The break-even point for Black Light District is $93 per square foot, which is $57 less than the break-even point. Dave advises Jon to leave his pub because he would sooner close than have a bar that isn’t punk rock. Jon demonstrates to the bartenders that they are overpouring about $4,100 each week, $16,400 per month, and $197,000 per year.
Phil remarks on the odor and the state of the bar’s cleanliness. There are also dead mice in the bar. Dave begins to chuckle as Jon and Phil point out how filthy the bar is. According to Joe, the pub is not intended to host live music. Jon reads over the bar’s Facebook reviews, most of which are harmful.
Phil says he wants to witness proper pouring at this pub after seeing it on yesterday night’s episode. Customers complain about the acoustics, and the bartenders squander seven drinks due to overpouring. They have 36 hours to renovate the pub thoroughly, or they will be fired. Jon chooses to meet with Dave one-on-one to improve his attitude. Dave believes Jon intends to transform his bar into a fruit loop bar and that what he wanted was a kitchen.
Jon tries to persuade Dave that his pessimism would only make the situation worse. The episode concludes with Dave’s employees storming on him when he recommends they all take a drink.
Recent Customer Reviews after the Bar Rescue Episode:
Black Light District Rock and Roll Lounge Google Review
- “Dave is awesome. The bar and location are perfect for a good time with friends. Much love! Hope THIS bar stays open a long long time for all you HATERS”
- ” Dump, no food. Owned by a retard. Music sucks. Failed acoustics. Just a lot of noise. Bands would be good if they played elsewhere. Shut it down.”
Google Ratings 2.2/5
Black Light District Rock and Roll Lounge Yelp Review
- “This is a great place to see bands the promoter knows how to align the proper line up so you will like every band playing that night”
- “Didn’t think Punk was still around! Buncha old F-ers hanging onto their youth I guess. Taffer was right in walking out, what a waste of time trying to rescue this dirty dump! “
Yelp Ratings 2.0/5
My Review on Black Light District Rock and Roll Lounge 🤔
” Live music of many genres, comedy, karaoke, a diverse crowd, nice people, and a tiny space for up close and personal band contact. Cover is small. But it was definitely worth it. “