Drink & Ink headed to Uptown?

Owner of Tattoo Factory hopes to open bar next door

March 15, 2012|By Erin Gibbons | For RedEye

If all goes as planned (read: if the liquor license comes through), Tattoo Factory owner Paul Collurafici will open Drink & Ink (4443 N. Broadway) adjacent to the studio, an Uptown fixture since 1976.

Although construction has yet to begin, plans have been in the works for more than a year, and zoning and building permits secured, for what Collurafici refers to as “the Seinfeld bar – the bar about nothing.” “There won’t be any karaoke, there won’t be any speed dating, there won’t be any sports,” he said. “It’ll just be a nice place to sit down, have a drink, relax, and figure out what you want to do for the night.”

The late-night spot will also be a convenient place for support groups to wait while their friend gets tattooed, which can take two or three hours, Collurafici said.

We can think of another reason to visit: to throw back a few post-tattoo shots to numb the pain.

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