The Bench Bunch

JIM CHU, OWNER OF White Rabbit, a sleek lounge on Houston, even prefers The Bench to his own bar.

“Out of all of the places I went to, this was the most fun,” chimed in Jim Chu, . “I left my own bar, went to Revolver, and a few other places. Out of all that other nonsense, I was inexplicably drawn to this nonsense, because this is the best nonsense. This is conceptual nonsense.”

In the background, Mr. McCarroll was getting especially feisty, shouting, “Let me read your lips!” to a girl wearing especially tight, sparkling leggings, and singing, “I built this bench! I built this bench on rock and roll!”

Mr. Chu shook his head but admitted: “The world doesn’t need another bar. The world needs this.”