GWARbar

GWARbar 'Cause we are GWAR,
And we'll go far. We've got guitars. We'll trash your bar! GWAR
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GWAR GWAR GWAR GWAR! From the frozen tundras of Antarctica comes the latest evolution in our life-long quest to put yummy things into our mouths…and now, Richmond, Va.

is the perfect place to do it in! For Virginia has given birth to the GWARbar, GWAR's personal feasting, drinking and carousing chamber! But GWARbar is not merely a place to gorge on delectable food-stuffs whilst hoisting endless flagons of liquid glee…it is not just a shrine and showcase to the undeniable visual impact of the world's most infamous metal band…it is the singularly most important cu

is the perfect place to do it in! For Virginia has given birth to the GWARbar, GWAR's personal feasting, drinking and carousing chamber! But GWARbar is not merely a place to gorge on delectable food-stuffs whilst hoisting endless flagons of liquid glee…it is not just a shrine and showcase to the undeniable visual impact of the world's most infamous metal band…it is the singularly most important cu

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Price Range: ££

General Manager: Dusty George

Culinary Team: Mike Derks, Jeremy Dutra, Francis Dalton

Attire: Casual

Operating as usual

07/03/2021

We will be closed Sunday July 4th!

And we're back! Tony is looking good behind the bar until 2am.
06/10/2021

And we're back! Tony is looking good behind the bar until 2am.

And we're back! Tony is looking good behind the bar until 2am.

ITS HERE!!!
06/02/2021

ITS HERE!!!

ITS HERE!!!

Open 4pm-2am EVERYDAY!!
05/15/2021

Open 4pm-2am EVERYDAY!!

Open 4pm-2am EVERYDAY!!

02/03/2021

We will be closed until Monday February 8th.

01/31/2021

The snow will keep GWARbar from opening tonight. Some good news: the staff members that were feeling under the weather have been tested and so far, all are negative for covid-19, so it looks like they just have the flu. We are still getting test results for the asymptomatic staff and will remain closed a few more days since we are short-handed and want to give our crew time to recover fully. But GWARbar continues to be covid free and dedicated to keeping our staff and customers safe.

01/28/2021

We have had a staff member become sick, we are awaiting test results but to be as cautious as possible we will be closed until our entire staff is tested and COVID negative. We will update as soon as we are sure that we can open safely and hopefully will reopen soon! WEAR A MASK!

12/31/2020

Happy New Years! Oh yeah.. ITS OUR 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! Thanks to everyone who has made this dream come to fruition, and to everyone who continues to support us in these tough times!

12/29/2020

GWARbar is closed tonight. Will be open tomorrow at 4 pm

12/27/2020

We are closed today due to unforeseen issues! We will be open tomorrow at 4pm!

New heaters in the tent in the Beer GWARden! Nice and cozy! Come check it out.
12/22/2020

New heaters in the tent in the Beer GWARden! Nice and cozy! Come check it out.

The beer GWARden continues to transform! Come see us for all your outside dining needs! Open from 4-10 everyday!! Althou...
11/24/2020

The beer GWARden continues to transform! Come see us for all your outside dining needs! Open from 4-10 everyday!! Although We will be closed Thursday for the rigorous vetting process for our RSVP to this years Bohemian Grove ceremony

Special Cockrail!!Icy P. Martini- vanilla vodka/oj with a scoop of cranberry sorbet
11/14/2020

Special Cockrail!!
Icy P. Martini- vanilla vodka/oj with a scoop of cranberry sorbet

Another gorgeous day in the Beer GWARden, with your guest GWARtender, Derks.
11/08/2020

Another gorgeous day in the Beer GWARden, with your guest GWARtender, Derks.

It’s a beautiful day do some drinking/eating in the beer GWARden!!
11/07/2020

It’s a beautiful day do some drinking/eating in the beer GWARden!!

Whew! What a relief! We don't have to be afraid of Coronavirus anymore! Thanks, oh great leader!But GWARbar is sticking ...
10/06/2020
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09/14/2020

We will be open at 4pm today!!!!!!

Due to computer problems,  GWARbar will be closed tonight. We apologize for the inconvenience. Unfortunately, our modern...
09/13/2020

Due to computer problems, GWARbar will be closed tonight. We apologize for the inconvenience. Unfortunately, our modern society is practically cashless and the days of being able to run a restaurant with a note pad and a cash register are gone :(

08/26/2020

I'm happy to report that my test for covid-19 was negative.
GWARbar remains dedicated to keeping our patrons safe.

-Derks

Yes, Canada still has a travel ban in place for U.S. travelers,  but at least they aren't making us pay for the wall! An...
08/25/2020

Yes, Canada still has a travel ban in place for U.S. travelers, but at least they aren't making us pay for the wall! And, you don't have to go to Montreal to get your poutine fix!
Have chopchoprva or grubhub deliver one to your door!

08/23/2020
www.vdh.virginia.gov

Since there are no clear guidelines coming from our government as to what appropriate action is in this situation, I am forced to use my own conscience to guide me.

I have just been informed that a GWARbar patron that visited us Thursday the 20th has tested positive for Covid-19. In the confusion of that night, I am sure that I was not able to maintain a 6 foot social distance from everyone that was there, so I am being tested(again) tomorrow and am encouraging everyone else who was there to do the same. I was the only GWARbar employee working that night and have had no contact with my staff in the intervening days and I will remain self-isolated until I've received my test result.

GWARbar remains dedicated to our practice of wiping down all surfaces in our dining area, restrooms and point of sale with bleach after every interaction with guests.

I am a user and endorser of the Covidwise Contact Tracking app. In this case, it did not inform me of any contact, but I do not think that that diminishes it's importance. I encourage everyone to install and use this app and if you want to pull out your phone and show your bartender that you use it, I'm sure you will be rewarded with a smile (although you may not see it behind their mask) .

I would like to restate the fact that NO employee of the GWARbar has ever tested positive for Covid-19 and we remain diligent in our efforts to keep everyone that visits us safe.

-Michael Derks
https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html

https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covidwise/

08/22/2020
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08/21/2020

About last night,

As a business owner I have struggled to stay neutral as the world goes insane around me. It is not GWARbar's place to choose a side in the heated discourse that is ripping at the very fabric of our society, but last night I was reluctantly thrust onto the frontline of these struggles. A mysterious flyer appeared that seemed to be a call to action for protesters to gather at the GWARbar. Friends with contacts in the movement told me that it was not created or sponsored by BLM and they feared that it was some other group trying to co-op the movement to stir up mayhem. The bar started to receive phone calls. Some of them warned that protesters planned to vandalize the bar. This didn't ring true to me as in our 5 years in Jackson Ward we have made strong connections with the community and have felt nothing but goodwill from our neighbors. We also received calls telling us that the police were planning to use tear gas and arrest everyone in the street. Counsil-woman Gray called the bar and asked us to close and put up "no trespassing" sign so that the police could protect the restaurant. My staff was understandably freaked out, so I came in and took over for my manager and sent everyone else home. I made the decision to keep the bar open partly because I did not believe that we were in danger, but also because if I was wrong, an open establishment with happy patrons is a much less inviting target for vandals than a shuttered building with threatening signs. The night was pretty quiet except for the constant stream of police vehicles circling the block. At 10 o'clock a few people started to gather in the parking lot. They appeared calm and peaceful to me.
Here is where I made a choice that some will see as heroic and others will call traitorous. I told the small group gathered there that I was the owner of the property and they had my permission to be there and asked them to come tell me if they were told they were trespassing. I simply didn't want to see this become one of those situations that we've all been seeing too often where people are arrested for seemingly no reason. I foolishly thought that I could act as an intermediary and be the voice of reason between the police and protesters. When the police advanced on the small crowd I came out to try and speak with them. The police said that they would need to see identification from everyone on the property and when the first person refused to produce ID, they were thrown to the ground and arrested. I asked to speak to the officer in charge, as owner of the property I wanted to be told what their reasoning was for coming on the property and arresting people. I was told that they were obstructing justice but the Captain on the scene did not ever come speak with me even after I requested several times. The crowd responded to these first arrests in exactly the manner I was trying to avoid, by yelling at the police and becoming agitated. At this point, there seemed to be very little I could do to defuse the situation. After several hours and several more arrests the police withdrew and things calmed down again.
I spoke with Kim Gray this morning and I understand her frustration. She told me of the harassment she and her family have suffered over the past few months and I am very sympathetic to her situation. I do not condone this harassment and I do not condone vandalism, but I do support free speech with all of my heart. I understand how Ms Gray feels betrayed by my decision not to close my restaurant but I can not know what people do when they are not at my establishment. I can only influence what they do when they are there and I will not allow people to be discriminated against while they are here, whether it be for the color of their skin, their sexual orientation or even the way they dress. It is not my job to comment on how people live their lives when they are not at the GWARbar, it is only to give them a welcoming and enjoyable place to eat, drink, and escape the horrors of a world turned upside down.

Michael Derks

Finally, a day without rain! Why not enjoy it in the Beer GWARden?
08/18/2020

Finally, a day without rain! Why not enjoy it in the Beer GWARden?

08/02/2020

GWARbar has always been upfront with our customers and we feel the need to be proactive with everyone about a situation we’ve been made aware of. One of our employees has come into contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. We will be closing sunday (today), Monday and Tuesday to do a deep clean and sanitizing of the entire building and property, the employee who was in contact will be quarantined for two weeks, and we will have any employees who had been in contact with the employee tested. If everything goes to plan we will be reopening Wednesday and will continue on with normal hours.

- GWARbar Staff

07/27/2020

We will be closed today because of internet issues, hopefully we will be fine by tomorrow, we apologize to everyone that was excited to see us on a Monday!

GWARbar has expanded the Beer GWARden!!   We are also returning to phase 2 for Covid-19 protection. We are no longer off...
07/18/2020

GWARbar has expanded the Beer GWARden!!

We are also returning to phase 2 for Covid-19 protection. We are no longer offering indoor dining as a response to the spike in Corona cases in Hampton Roads, Florida, Texas, California and many other communities across the country. Feel free to use your 1st Amendment Right of free speech to give us a 1 star review for being "Sheeple", but the health of my staff and customers is more important to me than your Freedumb. I don't think you shouldn't be free to be a du***ss, but you don't have that freedom in my establishment.
I will do everything I can to provide a safe and comfortable place for people to gather this summer, but that does not extend to you endangering me, my staff or any of my clientele. I will be adding fans and other ways to cool down the Beer GWARden as the summer goes on. Hope to see you there.
New Covid Hours!: 4-11pm, 7 days a week. We are open on Mondays again!! Masks are mandatory while you are ordering inside! Masks are available for sale if you don't believe in them.

BalSac the Jaws 'o Death

Reminder - YOU MUST HAVE A MASK ON TO ENTER THE BUILDING! That said, the beers are cold and our extended beer gwarden ha...
07/11/2020

Reminder - YOU MUST HAVE A MASK ON TO ENTER THE BUILDING! That said, the beers are cold and our extended beer gwarden has plenty of room for distanced partying.

06/27/2020

We have been getting a lot of questions!! So

WE DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS

We do have a few tables inside but most of our seating is outside.

We are open from 4-11 Tuesday- Sunday, this does not mean last call is at 11, it means we will have the property cleared by 11!

We are closed Mondays.

We will be closed the 4th of July.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE BUILDING

The kitchen closes at 10pm

We are not sure if our format will change when Virginia enters phase 3

Please bare with us and have patience!

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06/16/2020
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It's a beautiful evening for a picnic in the Beer GWARden.Temporary Covid Phase One hours:4-11pm tues-sunday.Closed Mond...
06/09/2020

It's a beautiful evening for a picnic in the Beer GWARden.
Temporary Covid Phase One hours:
4-11pm tues-sunday.
Closed Mondays

Address

217 W Clay St
Richmond, VA
23220

Opening Hours

Monday 4pm - 2am
Tuesday 4pm - 2am
Wednesday 4pm - 2am
Thursday 4pm - 2am
Friday 4pm - 2am
Saturday 11am - 2am
Sunday 11am - 2am

Telephone

(804) 918-9352

Services

  • Takeout
  • Waiter
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Dinner

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Can I buy tickets for Gwar at the National at GwarBar? It would be awesome if I could! 👿
Oderus?!
Jonah Cheyenne Workman Ollie Workman Becky Jernstrom Tim Robertson.......ahem!! When are we going?!?!?
Hi! Is the only dine in option the outdoor area?
Regardless of the election outcome, I will remain steadfast in my love of the GWARbar and their sandwiches...they good
Any chance y'all will be open Monday the 28th of September?
Awesome hoodie, thanks GWAR BAR.
I was excited to see the GWAR mobile going down our street last weekend!
Grandparenting done right. 🤘🏻
Members of Foreigner post drinking video from home in California and mention GWARbar.
Come across this Hard Working Man on Saturday while I was picking up some Delicious Food Mike Derks AKA Balsac Jaws of Death we appreciate for all that you do and we'll get through this Pandemic Thank you so much for the Selfie and Stay Safe
Just picked up lunch from Gwarbar.com. come get yours!