For years, the historic Washington High School building in the Buckman neighborhood lacked an identity, but in April 2015, it became Revolution Hall, a new performance venue with connections to Mississippi Studios and the Aladdin Theater. As of next week, it will also be home to Marthas café and bar, which will hold its grand opening
September 7 September 8.
Marthas will serve coffee by Water Avenue, and the breakfast menu includes sandwiches and platters centered on Spielman bagels. Lunch brings sandwiches and pizzas, such as the Mitchell's Mouth, a vegan pizza of sun-dried-tomato pesto, pineapple, and vegan cream cheese.
"Marthas is unique," manager Autumn Woolum wrote in an email, "in that, as morning café service slows, we become a great evening spot, with 24 taps as well as awesome pizza and sandwiches that are quick to prepare."
These taps and cocktails come with the option to head up to the rooftop deck, with unobscured views of the city. Marthas also has indoor bar seating and an outdoor patio with tables.
With all of the performances taking place in the Hall, from live radio shows to experimental festivals and musical performances by big-name acts, Marthas has a built-in audience, but with its regular hours, menus, and setting, it also has the potential to become a neighborhood café and bar.
September 7 September 8, Marthas will be open weekdays from 7 a.m. to late, weekends 9 a.m. to late.