Creating a space worthy of Dolly Parton’s bigger-than-life personality is no easy feat, but a rooftop new bar in the singer’s home state of Tennessee has managed to pull it off.
Graduate Hotels in Nashville has named their new rooftop bar after Parton’s 1989 song and album, White Limozeen. Marc Rose, the bar’s operator, told USA Today that the aim is “to walk the line between opulence, glamour, and approachability” — just like the country queen herself. Judging by photos of the flashy, luxurious, and vibrant pink decor, we’d say they nailed it!
The bar’s website claims visitors can “take in skyline views as you lounge by the Governor’s Pool under a bright pink umbrella, or pull up a seat indoors at the rosy onyx bar.” You will also be able to sip poolside cocktails, including a magenta-hued sip called Queen of the Rodeo.
Of course, opening a new establishment in the middle of a pandemic comes with a few extra necessities. “It’s very difficult to open a restaurant as-is, and to open it during a pandemic and other things that are going on in the world right now, and such a call for change in so many different ways, it’s definitely not the easiest thing, and we’re aware of that,” Rose told USA Today. According to the bar’s Instagram account, they are following all CDC guidelines and requiring reservations to keep seating at 50 percent capacity.
Rose also told USA Today that carts that were originally intended for rolling around table-side salad bars have been repurposed as “sanitation stations.” It’s important to keep an eye on travel safety and case spikes before planning a trip, too.
There’s no word from Parton on how she feels about the establishment’s homage to her iconic style, but we can’t imagine she’d be anything but flattered. She might decide to check it out herself, perhaps going without a wig to stay incognito. We’d definitely offer to buy her a drink!