Duluth Flame Opening Second Bar

Posted at: 08/31/2013 10:12 PM
Updated at: 08/31/2013 11:31 PM
By: Emily Haavik

One of Duluth's hottest spots is expanding this week.

The Duluth location of the Flame nightclub is adding a second bar in its lower level. The new bar, called Bottoms Up, opened Thursday.

Co-owner Alvin Berg said while the upstairs is a high-energy dance club frequented by college students, the downstairs bar will be a little different.

"We opened up the bar a year ago and we became so popular with everybody that we decided to open up another space more for the GLBT community," he said. "The space that we just opened is more of a lounge-type atmosphere where people can get together and have conversations and talk, because there's no dance floor here; the music is a little bit lower."

Berg said they wanted to have the new bar open for Pride Fest, and they made it just in time. He said the first couple nights have been very busy.