There isn’t really a day that goes by that we don’t all quote something from a Will Ferrell film. There’s always time to tell your scruffiest friend to ‘stay classy’ or to ask someone at Christmas ‘what’s your favorite color?’
Well thankfully, in New York there’s a place where all this is acceptable and encouraged. ‘Stay Classy New York’, a Will Ferrell themed bar, has just opened! The bar, which pays homage to the comedian through its Will-Ferrell-inspired art gallery and one-liner drinks menu, is the brainchild of Zach Neil, a long time fan of Will, and his business partner Brian Link.
Neil wanted to pay thank Will for giving him joy and laughter from all his films and the characters he played, so decided to pay him the biggest of tributes by opening up the New York bar.
He said that it’s a place to relax and have a drink whilst sharing a mutual love for one of the world’s best comedians. Who wouldn’t want to recite Step Brothers quotes whilst sipping on a ‘Did we just become best friends?’ cocktail?
“This bar is kind of like the place where a 35 or 40-year-old person could come and sit and not be intimidated by loud techno music but still be surrounded by things that are funny and ridiculous and kinda get it, that’s what Will Ferrell has always meant to us.”
Stay Classy New York is still in its preview phase, but on October 23rd is hosting an Anchorman themed Halloween party, which was, of course, the inspiration for the bar:
“Probably the deal sealer was the first Anchorman movie. That one was sort of like, he’s created something that’s absolutely ridiculous and I love it and I watched it five times a week for three years.”
What an awesome idea!