The review: Bourbon Street
The new Bourbon Street (316 Guilford Ave.) looks great. But it doesn't look like it's drawing a big enough crowd. I went there last Friday, and it was less than a third full at 11 p.m. Here is a link to the review.
I think live music will help bring more people. Problem with that is you normally book bigger bands several months in advance. So it could be a while before they get up and rolling with regular live music.
And I'm not sure what kind of advertising they're doing, but more might help.
Also, I have started putting newsworthy blog posts in the nightlife column. We've done studies, and very few people read both the print and online editions. I don't want the dead-tree readers to feel left out.
(Photo from Bourbon Street's MySpace site)