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Bottoms Up: Not so Manic Mondays

Attention gays: Word on the street is that Manic Mondays at Brass Rail is no longer the only Monday night game in town. What? Didn’t get the memo? This is it.


We all know that going out on a Monday night has its inherent risks that include, but are not limited to: a serious lack of eye candy, missing work or class the next day, and nursing a gnarly hangover.

But despite being a gamble, nine out of 10 queens would agree that heading to The Brass Rail for ‘80s Night was well worth the risk. So when hearing that Manic Mondays was under new promotership, I decided to sit down with professional partier Andrew Roy to find out why arguably one of the most popular promoters at the Brass Rail is calling it quits and what this means for you when looking for somewhere to celebrate Monday Funday.

Manic, which got its start in January 2008, shot into popularity due to its offering of 80 cent drinks, 80 cent cover and $80 bottles. But after two years of success and increasing cover and drink prices, Roy has decided to do some spring cleaning and has moved on to what he considers to be greener pastures.

Money is not only the root of all evil, Roy says, but it is also one of the reasons why he decided to jump ship at The Brass Rail and is now partnering up with Numbers Nightclub and DJ Schoeny to produce “Mashbox.”

With a new venue and a new music lineup, Schoeny and Roy have hopes it will be the hottest Monday night in Hillcrest.

Make sure you save the date because Mashbox is hitting the scene on Monday, April 5, and is promising guests an experience like no other.

With Numbers getting a major facelift, music mash-ups from the ‘80s, ‘90s, and today, the hiring of an all-gay staff, $2 covers, $2 wells, $2 beers and bottles for $100 or less, I suspect that Roy’s new night will draw more than its fair share of guys and gals.

Did I mention that industry gets in free … all night … every night!? But for those of you who still want to venture out to The Rail on Mondays for their ‘80s night, you’re in luck because with or without Roy, the show must go on. Just don’t expect to see as many friendly faces or free cover after 10 p.m.

Be sure to get there early on April 5, as this is guaranteed to be a busy night. My designated drinkers and I will be there in full force to have our fair share of cheap bottles and to see if the night lives up to the hype. If you see me, say hi. And for just $2 a pop, I might just buy you a shot!

Until then, I’ll be cheering for the end of finals and the start of spring break tonight at Fiesta Cantina for SDPIX’s Spring Break Blowout! I hope to see you all there with tops down and, of course … bottoms up!

Wanna chime in? Readers can contact Robert Corea at robert@sdpix.com