The bar is launching a series of themed nights, which will include throwback cocktails, snacks, party favors and music from the ‘90s and early ‘00s.
TOPO owner Scott Maitland said he and event coordinator Molly Drake routinely come up with new ideas for the restaurant.
“So just like trivia night was something that, you know, a staff member came up with many years ago, Molly came up with throwback night,” he said.
Back Bar is located under Top of the Hill restaurant and Bar and is connected to the Franklin Street establishment.
The idea of ThrowBack Bar was born during homecoming weekend this year, Drake said.
“When we did the alumni mixer for homecoming weekend this year, we had a DJ in Back Bar and a band in the Great Room. And the band in the Great Room was playing music geared toward like ‘80s, ‘70s and ‘80s and the DJ in Back Bar was playing like early 2000 stuff,” she said. “It went on really well, and it was a cool idea.”
The idea also came from the Throwback Thursday photo trend on Facebook, Maitland said.
“Because Facebook does Throwback Thursday, we thought, ‘Hey, we should do ThrowBack Bar,’” he said. “And people are already doing throwbacks on Thursday, we’re just about to leverage it quite well.”