BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A new business is opening in Mid-City this month.

The name of the new business is DIY Disco and it is located at 3101 Government St.

DIY Disco is an arts and crafts bar that will serve cocktails and allow patrons to get in touch with their artistic side.

Guests will be able to choose from 14 different projects and any number of drinks including the Disco Fever, a spicy margarita, and the Foxy 75, a fruity spin on a French 75.

DIY Disco is set to get their liquor license next year and is looking to “celebrate the disco theme.” Wine and beer will also be available to guests.

The owner of this new local business is Chloe Mcmahon and she digs ABBA.

The former mechanical engineer is combining her love of crafting and party planning with DIY Disco.

According to Mcmahon, “The idea came to me during Covid while I was working from home. I started crafting at home during all my extra time, and I really missed throwing parties, so I reevaluated what I was doing with my life and decided to see if I could run a business where I would get to craft and basically host a party every day. That’s when I decided to quit my job in the oil and gas industry to see if I could actually make that happen.”

So how does it work for someone who wants to come by when the new business opens on Saturday, December 10?

Mcmahon said, “People show up and get to pick their craft, and then we provide all the supplies, tools, and instructions needed to complete the project and clean up after them.”

All you have to do is show up and pay for the craft and drinks.

Individuals and or groups are welcome with the store having room for up to 40 people.

The hours for DIY Disco are provided below and they are divided into 3-hour sessions over the span of four days:

  • Thursdays & Fridays: 6:30 – 9:30
  • Saturdays: 11-2, 3-6, 6:30-9:30
  • Sundays: 12-3, 3:30-6:30

McMahon said, “As people return to regular rhythms of social engagement, they’re looking for experiences that are fresh and modern, worthy of their time and money, and worthy of an Instagram post. It’s more than an aesthetic creative space and bar, it’s about the continual experience of novelty with your community. With a rotating selection of crafts and drinks, every guest experience has an opportunity to be different from the last. Each time someone visits the DIY Disco bar, they can learn a new skill or test out a new technique
with their friends, family, or colleagues.”