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Roxy nightclub has closed

August 1, 2014

What is happening with Orlando bars lately? First, Parliament House – perennial winner of Best Gay Bar in our Best of Orlando readers poll –  files for bankruptcy (chapter 11, so they’ll try to reorganize and keep things afloat, but it’s still sad to see), then we learn that Bar-BQ Bar, Eye Spy and Sky 60 (which we just named Best Place to Dance in the Rain in our Best of Orlando 2014 issue) will close by the end of the month.

Today, we also discovered that Roxy nightclub – longtime home to insane dance night Takeovr, which was a readers pick for Best Club Night in Best of Orlando 2011 – is closed.

Here’s what you see when you visit the club’s website:

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Rumor in the Twitterverse is that Roxy will actually be remodeled and reopened, but with a different name. We’ll keep you posted when we find out more.

Hey, remember that time a drunk guy climbed up into the ceiling at Roxy, then fell through it and landed in a stairwell? Good times.

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  • CupCake

    Remember when the door men used to sell ecstasy in the bathrooms? Good Times!

  • Sprinkles

    Remember when Roxy’s used to water down their liquor bottles??!! Not cool.

  • Scott

    Roxy had a LONG run – 17 years – with only 2 minor renovations.
    This closing had been planned and in the works for quite a while.
    If this closing surprised you – you might want to reconsider your nightclub scene status. Thats why most of its promo nights were “cast off’ to other clubs (like Kontrol to The Beacham etc)
    From watered down liquor, to drugs available in the bathroom, from good bartenders to bad wait stafff and the reverse. Monday Night Fights to Saturday nights to top name entertainers to Takeovr – Roxy had a good run – Looking forward to what the owners are going to change and re image themselves as….
    Yes – its not closed for good – just the Roxy concept – time for a new thing..

    And BBQ Bar – etc – the rent is too damn high!!!