What it is today is not what it started as. Today their Web page is Ruba Club However, another page refers the to being Russian-Ukrainian Boating Association. After-hours social club for partiers who can't let the weekend go. – In Short What was once a spot for Northern Liberties n'er-do-wells to drink on a Sunday night has become an after-hours destination spot for artists, musicians and drinkers of all stripes. The RUBA's (Russian-Ukrainian Boating Association) out-of the way location and maritime VFW-hall decor give it the feel of a hidden find. https://www.yelp.com/biz/ruba-club-...rh_ident=russian_ukranian_boating_association Makes me wonder if their is a thread to the Russian Navy stationed in Philly when Kemp's Shipyard was building the Czar's fleet. Any facts will be appreciated.