Orlando’s Milk Bar NOT Closing: An Email told me so.

Looks like I’ve been told off.  I was asking for it. A couple hours ago, I posted a blog about the Milk Bar closing.

Well, an email exchange told me differently.

Before you read, let me say this. I hate when establishments do things and not expect folks to call them out on it. When someone complains on Facebook about an establishment, I think their voice needs to be heard. Why? Because I think others should be aware. If the person lied, the establishment can easily tell me different. Yet, I know. I’m not the Orlando Weekly or the Orlando Sentinel. This is just a blog being done by someone who’s been involved in Orlando’s cultural scene since 1991. Because of that, I guess I wouldn’t have many people following this blog.

Okay, here’s an email exchange I had with the Milk Bar owner’s wife. By the way, I wrote a nice blog about the place in the past.

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Now, let me answer some of this. Jessica Pawli is one of the most respected promoters living in Central Florida.  If she said it was true, I am more inclined to believe it. When she posted the expired license, her words seemed more credible.

Orlando's The Milk Bar Expired License

Remember, she wasn’t the only one complaining about a bar being closed.  Also, Suzan Elizabeth is one of Central Florida’s most respected artist. Because I admire her talents so damned much, that’s why I tolerate her “non-artistic moments.”  So, when I found out she got screwed?  Well, you just don’t fuck around with people’s friends.  Plus Suzan did not have to call the establishment. If it was going to be closed,  the establishment should have called HER. If they did, that’s cool. Also, Jessica never indicated the bar was permanently closed.

If I’m the asshole, so be it.  Plus, my apologies to Milk Bar for putting out anything false.

Orlando’s The Milk Bar Closed Without Warning

Orlando's The Milk Bar

Without telling anyone, looks like Orlando’s the Milk Bar shut it’s doors. Well, it might not be permanent.

I’ll let Orlando promoter Jessica Pawli tell it.

Jessica Pawli and Orlando's Milk Bar

 

The Milk Bar’s license.

Orlando's The Milk Bar Expired License

 

Then, there’s this,

Luke McHenry and Jessica Pawli and Milk Bar

The Suzan they are referring to is local artist Suzan Elizabeth.  She had an art opening scheduled last Friday, but the place was closed.   Apparently, just like other people, she had no idea the Milk Bar was closing. (After pissing off Suzan Elizabeth, folks are still alive? 😉 )

Smelling blog material, I asked Jessica Pawli’s permission to use her material. For the record, she didn’t indicate the bar was closed permanently.

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UPDATE: A Milk Bar representative emailed me.

 

 

The Milk Bar: Recommended for a Good Alternative Beer Experience

One night, I patronized The Milk Bar, an art bar existing in Orlando’s Milk District.

Orlando's The Milk Bar

In this small bar, local artist’s works hang on the wall. With the help of Victoria Rosario, event promoter Jessica Pawli worked the bar that night. DJing down tempo music were DJ Cub and Jazzthieve.

Milk Bar Orlando Flyer
You won’t find your typical booze here. For me, that meant no Bud Light. For three bucks, I drank Smuttynose Brown Ale. Also, I sampled The Kimmie, The Yink and The Holy Ghost. (That’s the whole name of one beer.) My sample belonged in the sour beer category, booze intended for a tart taste.

Monday through Saturdays, The Milk Bar opens between 4:30 PM and 1:30 AM. Sundays are closed.

For an alternative beer experience, I recommend The Milk Bar.