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Austin influencers have hell-raising good time at new downtown hot spot

Austin influencers have hell-raising time at new downtown hot spot

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Patrick Sims and John King. Photo by Amanda Hartfield, Oh Happy Day Booth
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Brooke Stubbs and Natalie Crawford. Photo by Amanda Hartfield, Oh Happy Day Booth
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Claire Zinnecker and Philip Nelson. Photo by Amanda Hartfield, Oh Happy Day Booth
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Amae Danseuse fired up the crowd. Photo by Amanda Hartfield, Oh Happy Day Booth
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Guests enjoyed the signature Hellfire cocktail. Photo by Amanda Hartfield, Oh Happy Day Booth
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Madeline Hollern and Bethany Hughes. Photo by Amanda Hartfield, Oh Happy Day Booth
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Jane Claire Hervey and Manik Nakra. Photo by Amanda Hartfield, Oh Happy Day Booth
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Professional belly dancers took to the floor. Photo by Amanda Hartfield, Oh Happy Day Booth
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Patricia Perdomo and Tania Ortega. Photo by Amanda Hartfield, Oh Happy Day Booth
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Cassandra Shankman, Shayda Torabi, Shelby Sorrel, and Nick Moreau. Photo by Amanda Hartfield, Oh Happy Day Booth
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What: A Night of Temptations

Where: Devil May Care

The lowdown: Resolutions be damned as downtown's newest lounge hosted its opening party, A Night of Temptations. Devil May Care, a new bar and restaurant that took over the former Sofia's space in late November, officially celebrated its debut with a red-hot affair.

A guest list brimming with local Instagram influencers were treated to cocktails, Mediterranean-inspired bites, thumping music, and a dancer with a candelabra on her head. As DJ Mel spun tunes, guests sat for tarot readings and sipped house cocktails like the aptly named Hellfire.

As the evening continued, so did the entertainment, which culminated in a belly dancing performance by Amae Danseuse and Laman, with Danseuse donning that aforementioned fiery accessory.

Devil May Care opened November 28 and is the brainchild of local firm Nova Hospitality. According to an earlier release, it specializes in craft cocktails and features a menu designed by executive chef Jon Oh, who previously worked with big-name chefs like Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Marcus Samuelsson, and Geoffrey Zakarian.

Who: Claire ZinneckerManik Nakra, Jane Ko, Patricia Perdomo, John King, Patrick Sims, Tania OrtegaRachel HoltinMadeline HollernRobin Emmerich, Gavin Booth, and Karen Reinsberg.