So at least one challenge has been met.
Welcome to Castle, an epic reconfiguration of the 24-year-old Excalibur into a 60,000-square-foot, choose-your-own-adventure megaplex, opening tonight.
There’s a lot going on here, so allow us to present this quick tour:
Start in the gastropub. The official name is Craft Pub & Eatery. You can’t miss it. Just follow the scent of chicken-and-waffle sliders and soppressata pizza. One warning: the cocktails have silly names like The Booty Call. But the beers have tough-guy names like Milk Stout Nitro, Citra Ninja and Matilda. (You’ve known some tough Matildas.)
Toward the back is Cabaret. It’s a cabaret. You may encounter dueling pianos during happy hour. You may encounter a bachelorette party later on.
Upstairs is Palladium. Dead giveaway: three million LEDs. Also, so many lasers you could blow up a small moon. There is a DJ whipping up the crowd. But caution: trapeze artists may be working above without a net.
To the right is Sanctuary. It’s a smaller lounge billed as a place welcoming to all lifestyles. Which we all know what that’s code for.
A place that’s open to Booty Call drinkers.