When you walk out onto the roof of Eden (the nightclub formerly known as Eyebar), you forget you're in the middle of downtown. It's an oasis among the office blocks, with plants along the walls and a slat-wood floor underfoot. The lounge's new owners are making use of their outdoor space, with two great weekly parties.
At many nightclubs, people hang out with the people they arrive with. The promoters behind Move, a day-long Sunday gathering, wanted to change that. Their simple solution: The first 50 people through the doors are handed squirt guns.
While top local and international DJs spin house and electro music and burgers sizzle on grills on the hidden rear patio, laughing club-goers chase one another around the deck, spraying water, then refilling at plastic tubs along the walls. Before long, people are shaking hands, high-fiving and teaming up to soak the person who just blasted them.
It's not as hot as you would expect; neighboring buildings block the sun and misting fans provide a breeze. There's generally no cover, although for some big-name touring DJs there's a $10 charge.
-- Fritz Hahn (July 16, 2010)