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Get ready to sweat at Side Bar

Side Bar
Pure Barre will offer a fitness class inside the newly renovated nightclub.
(Zack Benson)

Join Side Bar for its latest party on the dance floor — only swap cocktail glasses for water bottles, and dress shoes for barre socks.

On Thursday, May 2, local nightclub Side Bar will partner with exercise studio Pure Barre for a “fierce, high-energy fitness event” titled Side Barre (see what they did there?). The downtown-based venue offers a 50-minute workout class presented by the barre franchise, which has six locations in San Diego including East Village and Hillcrest.

Though a nightclub may seem like an odd fit for a pop-up workout class, Side Bar completed a large renovation last year and wanted to showcase the design in a unique way.

New additions to the downtown hot spot include a full-service lounge with bright colors, booth seating and an overhead floral fixture, and the nightclub section now features a custom light installation that spans the ceiling and pairs with its sound system. Aside from moving a few of the bottle service tables, everything will remain in place for the class.

Side Bar
A few bottle service tables will be moved to accommodate the event, but everything else will stay in place.
(Zack Benson)

Instructors Katt Mackin and Meg Hamilton will lead the workout, which is a fusion of the studio’s most popular Pure Barre classes. The class blends components of Pilates, yoga and ballet to target strength, cardio and flexibility. DJ XP will spin a curated workout soundtrack complimented by a light show help pump up the crowd.

After sweating, prepare to savor. Indulge post-workout with free appetizers and two complimentary cocktails featuring Suja Juice. Plus, receive with a swag bag filled with Pure Barre goodies, a Suja branded cooling/yoga towl, mesh bag and Suja tank top.

Tickets are $40 online and the 21+ event is limited to 30 spaces. All skill levels and genders are welcome to get their barre on in style.

Side Barre fitness event

When: 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2
Where: Side Bar Nightclub & Lounge, 536 Market St., Gaslamp
Phone: 619.696.0946
Online: sidebarsd.com