Nacho Libre, the restaurant/bar that made headlines after a rape joke gaffe in February, is all set to branch off four blocks away with Brutus, at 1290 Beaubien Est. Preliminary photos of the work in progress evince a decidedly masculine, lodge, retro barbershop theme.
Here, translated, is how the new boîte, slated for a May open, describes itself:
Brutus is a gentleman. Determined, vigorous, refined and epicurean, he likes to use his hands. Get to know your new neighbour.
Brutus will be your friend, your confidant. A gentleman who will concoct tasty cocktails and delicious food in an atmosphere that is both warm, soft and cozy, borrowing some elements that remind us of the heyday of barbers. Beer, Bloody Mary, bourbon and bacon. Long live Brutus Barbershop!