Coup d’Etat, which serves new American food and cocktails in a spacious two-tier space in Uptown, will shutter its doors on Oct. 1 after three and a half years in business.
After a remodel, Pourhouse Uptown – an offshoot of the original Pourhouse, a downtown bar and nightclub – will open in its place by the end of the year.
Additionally, Pourhouse owner Deepak Nath is opening another Pourhouse location in the former The Library Bar in Dinkytown. Nath, who is a partner in the parent company Empire Entertainment, expects that outlet to open this fall.
“Sometimes opportunities present themselves that you just can’t say no to,” said Nath of the simultaneous projects. “These happened to happen at the same time and it just made sense.”
The original Pourhouse, which earned a reputation for hosting live music and other events and calls itself “the best party in town” on its website, just celebrated its fifth birthday this summer.
“We’re creating experiences,” Nath said. “It’s a great addition to the entertainment and nightlife scene to have a presence in these three neighborhoods.”
Coup d’Etat (2923 Girard Av. S., Mpls), part of the Jester Concepts restaurant group, will offer its staff an opportunity to remain employed at one of the other establishments, which include Monello, Constantine, Borough, Parlour and Mercado.
Jester Concept owners Jacob Toledo and Brent Frederick are also partners in Empire Entertainment.