Guests at the 5 o’Clock Somewhere bar, opening Friday, will be greeted by stiltwalkers, giveaways and the largest bar of its kind in the nation.
At 5,000 square feet, it’s the first branded venue of the Margaritaville expansion at River Spirit Casino, and it opens at 11 a.m., July 3.
“It’s the first time everyone will get a glimpse of what to expect when the rest of our Margaritaville at River Spirit expansion opens,” said Jerry Floyd, general manager for River Spirit Casino.
The bar is in the center of the current casino, in place of the former Mystic River Lounge. Part roof, part open air, the bar is designed with an island feel. A mural depicting the ocean and beach will enclose the bar, which will contain palm trees.
This is the next milestone in the construction phase of the River Spirit Phase II resort, which includes a 27-story hotel and a Margaritaville Casino at River Spirit on the banks of the Arkansas River.
The casino and restaurants are planned to be completed in late fall of 2016, with the theater and the hotel tower opening in the winter of 2016.