The GWARbar will be a fun, unique restaurant in Richmond Virginia that will change the dining experience in much the same way that GWAR changed the concert going experience(well, maybe without quite as much mess).
The dream of a more twisted place to eat
GWAR is known throughout the Universe for it's outrageous stage show, irreverant humour and head pounding music, but for years we have wanted to turn our demented eye to the service industry. With the untimely passing of our leader, Dave Brockie, we are more determined than ever to make one of his last dreams a reality, the creation of the GWARbar! GWAR has joined forces with Travis Croxton, Richmond's restauranteur of the year 2013, to do just that. Michael Derks, better known as BalSac the Jaws 'o Death, will be using his 30+ years of restaurant experience to create a menu and cocktail program unlike any other in Richmond and all of the artist of GWAR will be contributing their talents to bring into existince a dinning enviroment that will make each meal an adventure.
We have found the perfect building in Richmond's historic Jackson Ward, but we need your help to transform it into a fantasy land of food and beverage that we know it can be. We need a budget to update almost every surface on the interior and exterior of the building, including bars, floors, walls, ceilings and bathrooms. The money we raise on Indiegogo will also be used to help us renovate the kitchen and purchase all the equipment we will need to bring Derks' vision of "gourmet junk food" to life. We will be building a smoke house to create our world famous GWAR-B-Q. We need a GWAR sized meat grinder to make creative new takes on hot dogs and freshly ground hamburgers.
But most exciting of all, we need funds to create Richmond's premiere beer garden(beer GWARden) and expansive upper level outdoor deck with views of Abner Clay Park. This unparralled outdoor dinning area is sure to be the favorite hang out spot for everyone from rock stars to businessmen, celebrity chefs to starving artist!
The only limit on the awesomosity of this venue is our budget. That's where you come in. The more money we raise, the cooler this restaurant will be! And you'll be a part of it. Everytime you come in after work, or visit Richmond from whatever remote corner of the world you live in, you will have a place you can call your own, surrounded by the creative wierdos you love. You will know that you are a part of GWARbar just as GWAR will always be a part of you.
The missing ingredient is you
GWARbar will be opening this summer, but its greatness depends entirely on you. GWARbar could be a run of the mill dive bar, or it could be the fulfillment of your wildest culinary fantasy.
But I'm broke. Can I still help?
Yes!! We need to get the word out there to your rich friends! What? You don't have any rich friends? Well, maybe your broke friends have rich friends! You have the power of the interweb! Spread the word! Share on Facebook! Tweet about it to the twits on Twitter! Call your grandmother! Write a postcard to your local comptroller! Go see if there is someone trapped on MySpace who hasn't heard! Yell about it from the rooftop of the nearest mental institution! Make sure the world knows about the GWARbar, because truthfully, do you want to live in a world without a GWARbar?
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