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Halloween marks the end of the line for Watusi

Posted by Alexandra Grigorescu / October 31, 2012

watusi rip halloween partyBeloved Ossington cocktail bar and restaurant Watusi will be closing its doors forever tonight--fittingly, on Halloween. To celebrate, they'll be throwing a Watusi RIP Halloween party, complete with DJ Vania, who also played when the bar first opened, an emphasis on dancing the time warp (in keeping with its '60s theme), and some free appetizers to sweeten the deal. After all, wouldn't everyone like to be a fly on the wall at their own wake?

Doors will open at 8 p.m., with the party properly kicking off around 10 p.m., and the many fans the bar has collected over its 3.5 year run should turn up. Costumes are, of course, encouraged, and nowhere else will your dotted shift dress and blunt-cut black bob be better received.

It's a clever idea to host a closing party on Halloween--and to in fact shutter the bar's doors once the last reveler has gone home--but on Halloween's theme of resurrection (zombies, et al.), the space is set to re-open soon as Rock Lobster Co.'s (recently of 214 Augusta) permanent location. Watusi's current owners are also poised to become partners in the new venture, so while the Mad Men-esque retro feel of Watusi will be no more, it'll live on in spirit.



EveryonesOpinion / October 31, 2012 at 12:48 pm
RIP / October 31, 2012 at 12:51 pm
Beloved by who?
Dennis / October 31, 2012 at 01:10 pm
Too bad. Loved that place.
nanananan / October 31, 2012 at 01:59 pm
I can do a mean Batusi.
Doug / October 31, 2012 at 02:27 pm
That's too bad. I loved their chick pea fries with wasabi mayo, and their pomme frites.
Architectural Finishes / October 31, 2012 at 02:37 pm
Great place. RIP :(
MSigs / October 31, 2012 at 02:44 pm
Great place with AMAZING staff.

It will be missed
OTNOROT / November 1, 2012 at 07:50 am
Never heard of this place before. No wonder.
Cortney / December 20, 2012 at 08:57 am
Just went on Watusi's site to check in about New Years. So so sad to hear it closed. I think I have sent half at least a dozen people there for special nights out (great spot for bday dinners!)..everyone loved it. Super bummed.
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