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Heart V

Top. Heart V's celestial mirror ball treatment. Below, looking toward the back of the club; Zoe and Boo at the bar, anonymous bartender, Spring 2003.


places / heart v

61 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ

Heart V has created what is arguably the most beautiful space on Congress, with exposed brick, niches, and gorgeous art. It's a gemlike space where brilliant color is enhanced, jewel-like, by the dark setting. It's also a magnet for some of the more conventional-looking people on Congress, a transition point for mainstream to underground. Normal-phobics avoid it; others are drawn by nightly DJs and the frisson that occurs where guys in button-downs meet girls in a lot less.

- CIa romano, spring 2003

Club denizens 411:

Dance club and full bar with chill room. Cover. DJs spin every night. Crowd is a mix of adventurous mainstreamers and fringe-culture types.

Drinks and food:

Full bar stays busy.

Friendly words of advice:

Be ready to flirt or go to Asylum where you can wear fetish unmolested.

Unique features:

The chill room should be emulated elsewhere -- one of the few clubs that gives you a place to get to know someone without shouting.