These striking shades are named after goodr holy grounds… the bar nearly half the company has been kicked out of and keeps going back to. Luckily, we're always in full costume and wearing sunglasses, so the bar staff would never know who isn't allowed back. We almost always end up here after goodrSTOCK (our quarterly meetings). This typically means rolling up right when they open, at 9 p.m. sharp, ordering 10 shots of Fireball, 10 Bud Lights, and 10 vodka sodas for the first lucky goodr arrivals. There are always a couple of people hanging on through the swan song… that's called shutting it down.
Our ultimate destination is not a tiki bar as you might imagine. It is: The Circle Bar. Santa Monica, CA, USA. Never even looked at their website before, since we always just end up there, but just did and this is the header:
THE HEART OF SANTA MONICA
"curating vibes since 1949"
Pure gold. That's exactly what they do there. Curate vibes. It's the type of bar where no one knows your name and you are glad they don't because you won't be able to keep yourself from cutting lose and getting low to the best hip hop on the West side.
The dance floor is only about 15' by 15' so get ready for your flinging sweat to hit your neighbor, and their sweat to hit you. Tasty. But you don't even care because they just played Beyoncé's Formation, Paper Boy's Ditty, and Eve's Tambourine within a span of 10 minutes and now you can die happy.
FUN FACT: See this pic?
(Note: Not the actual pic... But there is an actual pic!)
When we were shooting, this fool sauntered up and asked if we could take his photo. All of us on the shoot bearing witness bristled at this guy, like, leave us the F alone, and our photographer, goodr employee, Barret, was like, "Nah man, we're doing a shoot here." Turns out, this man is THE OWNER OF CIRCLE BAR. WHOOPS. They kindly refrained from kicking us out this time, so we’ll be back, proudly wearing our sunglasses at night, possibly even these new black circular framed beauties, the namesake of this marvelously classy dive.
Round sunglasses for the active hipster
THE STORY BEHIND THE SHADES