The Jumpin' Jupiter
Owner and entrepreneur Jim Callahan describes Jumpin' Jupiter as "a 1930s Hollywood glam party rolled in velvet, crystals, glitter, and gold––a place you'd expect Dean Martin to kick back, have a martini, and tell dirty jokes." As reported by the Maplewood-Brentwood Patch, the venue was inspired by Jim's favorite movie, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and features nightly shows ranging from vaudeville and Vegas-style burlesque to fire-wielding, improv comedy, synchronized whittling, and acrobatics.
Red velvet curtains flank the 27'x18' stage like pigtails, hiding corseted ladies and shirtless gentlemen awaiting their cues to juggle, belt high notes, or recite state capitals in reverse alphabetical order. Enormous chandeliers hang from the ceiling like dangling crystal earrings, casting flecks of light on tables and patrons dressed to the nines in 1930s garb. Inhabiting a full quarter of the space is a drink counter, which the staff refers to as the Titanic bar, due both to its size and its shortage of life rafts. There, patrons can chug a PBR, sip a specialty cocktail, or request bottle service with liquor ranging from Stoli elite to absinthe and Courvoisier.
Callahan has also solicited the fine-dining chops of Chef Israel "Izzy" Rodriguez, who can accompany the entertainment with several courses, small plates of steak and shrimp, or a modern take on movie popcorn with accents of truffle. Before and after the show, guests can sip a brew at Jupiter's separate lounge, or question Callahan about his in-house recording studios, an ideal space for laying down a hot beat or lying down with a cool bowl of beet soup.
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