New York’s first and only (and now defunct) Will Ferrell tribute bar will pop-up at Umbria April 14-23. The movie-themed concept from Zach Neil and Brian Link, the co-owners of New York’s first and only (and still active) Tim Burton-inspired bar, Beetle House, is one in a series of pop-ups that will allow Stay Classy to rise again. Their team announced the Boston pop-up over the weekend via Instagram, where they’re revealing the final details in coming days.
The 10-day Boston location will serve Ferrell film-referencing cocktails, like the Glass Case Of Emotion, You’re My Boy Blue and A Whale’s Vagina. Stay Classy popped up in L.A. in December, where they hosted “Elf”-themed dance parties and raised funds for Cancer for College, Ferrell’s own scholarship charity for students battling cancer. (Ferrell, however, is not directly associated with the bar.)
"Boston is going to be so much better," says Neil. "We ended up being a 12-month run [in NYC] because it went really well, but the problem was, we wanted to offer more than just drinks. We wanted tapas and small bites, but the space wasn't able to accommodate. And L.A. was really cool, but it was the same situation — just drinks."
The Boston spot seats 150 (with standing room for another 150) and will be the first Stay Classy location to offer grub inspired by the "Anchorman"'s best quotables — mainly burgers, like Ma's Meatloaf. They'll have a Ferrell's best films soundtrack on blast, while the space features a KVWN Channel 4 news set for selfies, and guest visits from Burgundy impersonators, for more selfies.
"We've got the guy," adds Neil. "He's the guy who works corporate parties impersonating Ron Burgundy. He reached out to us, and now he's just coming. We can't even say we're hiring him, because he just told us, 'I'm coming. I'll be there.'"
To RSVP for the upcoming Stay Classy extravaganza, leave a comment on the bar’s Facebook page with your requested reservation date and party size, douse yourself in Sex Panther and get ready to piss excellence — or you know, something less gross.