Some Future Laboratories is producing a full Summer Series of pops up to fully engulf and consume the Pour & Famous space at 524 W. Atlantic Ave. Located at the “Gateway to Downtown” of Delray Beach, the site is home to the city’s longest operating bar dating back at least 73 years to 1949, although rumors abound the space operated in a looser than legal fashion decades prior. Over the years the building transformed many times and at one point simultaneously functioned as a barber shop, pool hall, and later a live music venue.
The Some Future Laboratories team is led by Challo Schott, the singular mind and sole creator of nightlife staples and neighborhood awakening concepts; Better Days (Miami/Brickell) and the Dead Flamingo brand; The OG (Delray Beach) and it’s true lifestyle brand; Tough Times (Pompano Beach); Civilien Wine (Delray Beach); Born Free Coffee; and is the marketing voice and brand strategist of Mount Pleasant Vintage, opening in Vancouver, BC this Summer; as well as its very own lifestyle brand, SINCE FOREVER, which wholly defines the work that’s gone into getting to where we Schott is right now.
The Delray Beach historic building sits within a historic neighborhood with a blossoming culinary scene and renewed interest and activity from the City, locals, and tourists alike. Pour & Famous is Schott’s 3rd business within the city of Delray further cementing his heavy influence with his unique and one of a kind hospitality brands and programming.
The Civilien Natural Wine Bar is Delray Beach & Palm Beach County’s first Natural Wine Bar, where again Schott brings an idea meant for major markets like Miami, NYC, or LA and blesses his hometown with a version tailored specifically for them. Civilien will be a New Orleans style neighborhood wine & beer garden located within an urban warehouse and outdoor environment. The front of the garden and space faces busy Atlantic Ave. which unlike the downtown area, offers free parking both on street and the various city lots within the surrounding blocks.
The garden area will be divided with sprawling sections of mismatched patio decor and benches, a row of picnic tables, and outdoor speakers which will broadcast our sound, vibe, and energy to guests as they arrive. The front door entrance on the north side will serve as the main entrance creating an intentional flow through the space initially leading guests to our counter service wine, bubbles, beer, and charcuterie ordering area(s) where the displays and staff will attend to guests’ needs upon arrival inside. Across the room guests will find our intimate indoor seating arrangements next to the fireplace with additional seating in the expansive outdoor garden space. Outdoor games like bocce ball, cornhole, and giant jenga will be available throughout the western edge of the garden space matching a still popular trend.
The full selection of Natural Wines will also be available through partnerships with Doordash & Uber Eats and include Louis-Antoine Luyt, Brut Nature Pet Nat Rosé, Lunaria, Spumante Pinot Grigio Ramoro and Paul Dolan, Cabernet Sauvignon Mendocino County and Dandelion Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc Wishing Clock of the Adelaide Hills.
Schott explains that his Born Free Coffee Co. brings together “Moto Culture & Strong Coffee”. The collaboration with the Well’s Coffee family brings with it Delray Beach’s largest outdoor garden adding relaxation and enjoyment to your morning routine; as well as offering a beautiful meeting and co-working space.
Schott has taken an artisanal approach to the coffee program and is featuring cold brews, drip, and full espresso offerings with house-made syrups. He will be adding pressed juices and unique to his establishment, will be handcrafted coffee beverages including Boozie Coffee Cocktails available open to close “for tourists on vacation and locals fortunate enough to take a day off.”
Schott is also introducing the Dumb Luck Leisure Club, a future retail and lifestyle brand which encompasses “circus like decision making and a manifestation of fun from morning til noon and night. A space where you can get work done and have fun. A place where people truly matter and a safe haven for artists, musicians, creatives, and weirdos alike.”
As Schott says, the summer series is hot, sweaty, and ready for good times, served up daily. Pour & Famous has always offered the best frozen slushy drinks and now is expanding its offerings, including the Space Wizard Sangria, which gained global notoriety after being published in Men’s Health Magazine. Schott’s “booze pops” inspired by the Flavor Ice & Otter Pops of your youth return as well. New drinks like the Electric Blue Buglalù (Blue Hawaiian) & Pink Lightning (Paloma) join old favorites like the Perfect 10 Margarita and the infamous Frozen Unicorn Tears (Mai Tai).