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.