Safari is like the dead zombie of a horror flick which comes alive whenever there's a sudden noise followed by heavy metal music in the background. Lying dormant as a shady, wayside bar with cheap booze and only 50 people to sit, Safari turns belligerent with energy as it hosts metal fests in the city.
Along with One Flight Down
, Safari is the only venue to host live metal bands. This is because of the empty space that Safari has, just beside the bar. The place is already legendary in the little metal history of the city, what with city's first metal band to cut a record, Sledge
, choosing to release its album at this venue.
It's only on days like this that anybody ever visits or knows that the place exists. The beer flows like water and the ladies keep pouring in, too. On normal days, you see a sad, uninterested bar just waiting to be dissed at by some sponge who's too unhappy about the ice being too cold.
But just because they're promoting rock, it gets a decent rating. Hail rock, hail booze, hail Safari. Hic.