Bondi Beach Bar, located in Old Town Fort Collins, hopes to bring its customers â€œa little of the Aussie spirit of relaxation and good times.â€
That may be why the venue was voted by CSU students as the best place to dance in Fort Collins.
â€œWe just throw a party every night weâ€™re open,â€ said Cory Leicester, the general manager of Bondi. â€œOur staff gets into it as much as our guests get into it.â€
Josh Ferrero, one of Bondiâ€™s bartenders, said the bar has an â€œawesome vibeâ€ good DJâ€™s, which makes it a hot spot for dancing.
â€œWe have the best DJâ€™s in town,â€ he said. â€œThey play really awesome music.â€
Marketa Jancar, a senior natural resource recreation and tourism major, said she and her friends go to Bondi every Thursday specifically to dance.
The venue features routine DJâ€™s, but Jancar said her favorite is Miguel Garcia.
â€œBondi plays more mainstream music sort of,â€ she said. â€œEveryone can enjoy it.â€
Ferrero said Bondi has a really lively, friendly atmosphere, and customers donâ€™t have to worry about a fight breaking out.
â€œWe try to keep it at a good volume and not too crowded,â€ he added.
â€œEveryone really enjoys being here and what we do,â€ Leicester said. â€œItâ€™s a high-energy, fun environment.â€
Bondi opened in July 2009, and operates Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Its lunch and dinner menu consists of various starters, salads, entrees, sandwiches, burgers and desserts.
The bar also serves several Fort Collins microbrews, including New Belgium, Odells and Equinox.
And according to Ferrero, Bondi makes the â€œbest drinks in town, hands down.â€
Ferrero, who recently moved to Fort Collins, said he when he isnâ€™t working and goes out to Old Town to experience the bar scene for himself, he always ends up coming back to Bondi.
â€œItâ€™s cool to go out to Old Town and really notice where I work at,â€ he said. â€œItâ€™s always where I want to finish my night.â€
He said itâ€™s very cool to work at the venue dubbed the best place to dance in Fort Collins.
â€œItâ€™s the best place to work at, the staff is really fun,â€ he said. â€œAnd when so many college students love what youâ€™re doing, it feels like youâ€™re really accomplishing something.â€
Entertainment Editor Courtney Riley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Bondi Beach Bar
Where: 11 Old Town Square
Hours: Monday: Closed until spring
Tuesday: Closed until spring
Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: $2 PBRâ€™s, $3 bombs
Thursday: 2 for 1 wells, $3 bombs
Friday: $2 Jello shots
Saturday: $2 Jello shots
Sunday: $2 Mimosas
More information: 970-224-4100 or bondibar.com