watusi rip halloween party

Halloween marks the end of the line for Watusi

Beloved 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.

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