click to enlarge GWARbar is ready to rock 'n' roll, but the ABC Board isn't.

Scott Elmquist

GWARbar is ready to rock 'n' roll, but the ABC Board isn't.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Will Tonight Be The Night for GWARbar?

Posted By on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 3:31 PM

UPDATE: Yes. GWARbar opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. And all the humans and aliens will celebrate the New Year, together, at last. 217 W. Clay St.

Co-owner Travis Croxton wasn't sure whether the ABC license for GWARbar would come through in time for the planned New Year's Eve opening. With a bacon-scented kitchen full of food and howling-head light fixtures installed, the place was ready to open its doors.

"The ABC [told me] no for today." Croxton says, "and that they are closed on Friday." He was able to get the license pushed through just in the nick of time, and the blood-streaked floors of GWAR's latest project were ready for the mighty flood of engineer boots soon to come at 7:30 p.m.

Correction: This post was originally written before GWARbar's ABC license arrived -- and things were looking dicey. It's been updated to reflect the happy arrival of the license late that afternoon.



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