Bar Spotlight: Rhythm & Booze

As the competition for your drinking dollars heats up, a new place has begun to settle at the corner of Southwest Boulevard and Washington. For about a month now, Rhythm & Booze (423 Southwest Boulevard) has occupied the location of former short-lived dives Static Bar and G-Spot. After a three-month remodel, husband-and-wife team Jenn and Rhythm Piatt have opened their urban space that is embellished with exposed brick, diamond-plate corrugated metal and graffiti by local artists. Though it’s definitely suited for late-night PBRs and Jim Beam shots, Rhythm & Booze is also throwing its culinary hat into the ring, keeping the kitchen open from lunchtime until close every night (that is, 1:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 a.m. Sunday). The vibe is fresh and bound to get a little sloshy, given the free air-hockey table and the strong service-industry presence. We think that’s a good thing. “I want people to get off their high horses and relax,” Rhythm says.

Mondays-Saturdays, 11-1:30 a.m.; Sundays, 11-12:30 a.m., 2010