Friday will be one of the last chances to party at Townhouse Lounge, as the business is set to close around the end of the year, and The Haunted Forest event organizers are planning live DJs Shaun Slaughter and Adam J, adult trick-or-treating and a midnight costume contest.
Townhouse Lounge is located at 1517 21st St. Doors open at 9 p.m., and there is a $5 cover charge.
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Reactions to the announced closing of Townhouse Lounge
Storified by Jared Goyette · Tue, Oct 23 2012 09:27:09
DJ Slaughter wrote a tribute to Townhouse on the Facebook page for the Rough House Records Club:
As it has, the last 2 times it’s closed, Townhouse being non existent in a sea of venues in Sacramento, will create a huge void….Most of the folks who’ve ever been there, complained about the bathrooms, complained about the bar or anything else will realize that even though despite it’s flaws, it was an AMAZING place to cut loose and somehow created this very weird, no holds barred vibe no other venue could duplicate. <br> This closing is very different. It will most definitely stay closed probably not returning as the place it was. I’m sure there’s A LOT of folks who’ll be happy to hear something rad and different is happening to the place and while i’m sort of on board with that too I also can’t help feeling like we’re losing one of the last divey, dirty and fun to party in, spots in Sacramento. <br> <br> Jon Droll and I walked in when it was a dive, gay bar who’s biggest night was drag queen karaoke, built it as a dance venue and so many others (Dan, Roger, Jay Ira, Arnold, Adam, the bartenders, honestly too many to name) have taken it further.<br> <br> Anyway, I have NO idea where I was going with this other than what i’ve repeated a million times in my posts…..Come out and celebrate a VERY long run of amazing times, with amazing friends and say bye to THE most infamous places Sacramento has ever seen. <br> <br> We are doing (what looks to be) only TWO more Fridays at Toho. This friday and our big, annual, HALLOWEEN PARTY on Friday the 26th.<br> <br> – SHAUN
Fans shared their stories about the venue and their feelings about its pending, and possibly permanent closure.
I’m going to miss townhouse so much!Autumn Hardy
only now have i realized just how much ive taken the townho forgranted. in the sea of dying dinosaurs sacramento has to offer, this one is truly an affair to remember. oh townho, where will i aquire my holiday decorations now?Jenifer Evert
Sylvia Vu so many great memories at this place; eating lasers, taking bras off and hiding them in the kitchen, live music, DJs, Shark Dancing in the fan, miss you and going to miss this place
A few have been discussing ways to save it:
So we need to do something about <a href="http://www.facebook.com/townhouselounge" class="">The Townhouse Lounge</a>. This place has been my home for music the past few years…I don’t want it to go. Ideas?
Buy it?Chris Rouge
Save the townhouse party! FundraiserMargaret Flanigan