45 Degrees music playlist for the week: Playlist will be updated weekly so make sure you come back to see who’s performing. Also, if you would like to perform please contact Jamie. ITS FREE TO PERFORM!
45 Degrees Martini Lounge is owned and operated by Johnny and Riz. They have been friends for 20 years and the Martini Lounge is both their first owned business. Its been over a year and a half since they’ve opened the doors to the Hampton Roads community. The locals absolutely love this place because its not your typical club/bar scene with loud music playing but a place where you can come in, relax and drink a martini.
You can’t have a Martini Lounge without a bar! The head bar tender is Jamie and his favorite martini to make is an Italian Surfer. It’s made up of pineapple vodka, amaretto, malibu, pineapple and cranberry juice. There is happy hour on Tuesday through Friday from 5pm till 8pm. During the happy hour you can purchase house martinis half off, domestic beers for $2.50 (they do not sell beer pitchers), wells for $4.00 and it’s not just your basic liquor. The Martini Lounge serves tappas style food as well as wings, salads and other appetizers.
The Martini Lounge was originally Johnny’s idea but he needed some reliable help and that’s when he asked Riz to come in. Johnny didn’t want to open a restaurant, instead he wanted to open a martini bar because there were none around the kempsville area. The style and setting of this lounge sets itself a part from all other restaurants and bars. The bar is made up of lavish metal countertops, luminous lighting fixtures and stylish chairs. The interior is made up of wood floors, exquisite paintings and comfortable black couches with curtains that provide a little extra privacy when needed. The setting is relaxing, friendly staff and customers are always happy.