Here's a thread over on STN about a new Houston "Biker Bar". So is this going to be a new hangout for the Houston TWT crew?
EASY STREET RIDERS
Two wheels, deep pockets
Biker bar offers an upscale take on the concept
By DAVID KAPLAN
Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle
A biker bar near River Oaks opens today.
But "you won't see Hells Angels cracking beer bottles over each others' heads," noted Scott Lutwak, president of Crome.
Crome is meant for RUBs, he said. That's short for Rich Urban Bikers.
Unlike biker bars in outlying areas, Crome has a slate and chrome water fountain and valet parking.
A typical biker bar sells lots of Bud and chips. Crome will serve martinis and lobster quesadillas.
Displayed throughout the upscale bar are high-end choppers, priced as high as $60,000.
Crome, on Shepherd between Alabama and Westheimer, isn't just a swanky lounge. It is also a marketing vehicle for selling choppers.
Adjoining the bar is a mini-showroom featuring Big Dog and other chopper brands.
There is something very Houston about Crome, which was apparent when Lutwak gave a tour.
"The party will be out here," he said while standing on the back patio overlooking a valet service parking lot, which will allow patrons to see who is arriving on what wheels.
Instead of gazing at boats like they do in Kemah, the Crome crowd will admire approaching Harley-Davidson and Big Dog bikes, mixed in with the Ferraris and Porsches, Lutwak said.
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