Opening a Sports Bar in LA

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  1. Corky Bucek

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    Cool. Definitely try and showcase some LA breweries, not just LA county like Brocktoon said. Please for the love of god avoid Golden Road and any AB-Inbev owned "craft" breweries.
     
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  2. Eathan Edwards

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    For sure. Met with stone today and they have a lot of the legit local breweries.

    Also my Bev Director is pretty big on being local focused.
     
  3. The Banks

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    8 would be way too few
     
  4. Joe_Pesci

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    If you end up doing trivia, Geeks Who Drink is by far the best. It's not even close.

    Give away bar swag for the bonus questions
     
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  5. Joe_Pesci

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    And when I say bar swag, I mean any of the random alcohol-related shit that bars end up with

    Notable things I've seen: terrible t-shirts (e.g. a Widmer hefeweizen shirt that was the exact color of the Widmer hefeweizen), Green Flash pint glasses with a toxicity warning about the paint on the outside of the glass, Fireball cotton sweatbands, and a Sailor Jerry gas can with a plastic reservoir inside meant for booze

    [​IMG]
     
  6. 941Gator

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    Looking like super bowl.
     
  7. Eathan Edwards

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    First draft logos
     

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  8. REGGNECK

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    Gets the gas face...
     
  9. ohhaithur

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    Strip club with happy endings?
     
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  10. Eathan Edwards

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    Think more along the lines of 1oaks branding.

    “Take me to 3rd Base”

    “”Made it to 3rd Base”

    For the girls merch. The guys stuff will just look like Hakkasan or XS merch with that logo or something similar.
     
  11. CTownND

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    I like it, I think it's a pretty catchy pun without being obnoxious
     
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  12. Eathan Edwards

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    Yea if the place looked like Big Wangz did and we called it 3rd Base we’d get laughed off the block. We’re making it nice enough to hopefully get away with it.
     
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  13. TC

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    Eathan Edwards did you ever explain having all the books everywhere? I love books but I'm missing the connection to sports bar
     
  14. righty

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    "3rd base, last stop before home"
     
  15. Fidelio

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    It’s classy af
     
  16. Brocktoon

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    Stone is InBev lite and will push the same "local" California breweries that everyone else has. The local breweries that you want likely self distribute, have your Bev Director reach out to some. Also from my experience, Bev Directors get so focused on "what moves" that they never see the trends coming and react too late. Make sure your guy is keeping track of what the beer snobs are into at the moment and jump on it before you have to fight with everyone else over kegs.

    You don't have enough taps to be a craft beer bar but you'd be surprised by how much it helps to have one or two unique taps. We moved into North Hollywood about a year ago and at first were excited because some many places were supposed to have a good craft selection. But they all have the same lineup: Golden Road tap, Angel City tap, Breckenridge IPA, Sculpin, Allagash Curieux, etc. There's been a lot of times where we would have eaten or stopped in for a drink had they had even one interesting beer on tap.
     
  17. TC

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    "Woke up at 3rd Base, thinks he got a triple"
     
  18. bertwing

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    :smughog:

    Here in Arkansas we come up with the dumbest fucking ideas ever and actually act on them.
     
  19. Fidelio

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    Not close to you but City Tavern in Culver City might be the place for you
     
  20. Jax Teller

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    You know, all the craft beers.
     
  21. bertwing

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  22. Brocktoon

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    Have friends in the area so I'll have to check it out. Two actual craft beer bars just opened in the last month so that's good. But coming from Chicago and Michigan, I miss not having to seek out a craft focused bar. It was nice to be able to decide based on what you wanted to eat since pretty much everyone had decent tap lists.
     
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  23. Popovio

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    Should get some Eagle Rock Brewery stuff, Populist IPA is decent.
     
  24. Fancy

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    Host a Casa Agria tap takeover and bring all the boyz to the yard :gfa:

    #IAmSeriousIWillDoThat
     
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  25. Fidelio

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    They rotate their selection weekly.

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  26. Thoros of Beer

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    This menu is so obnoxious to read
     
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  27. Fidelio

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    don’t read it motherfucker
     
  28. Thoros of Beer

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    I just mean the font, sorry
     
  29. wes tegg

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  30. 941Gator

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    A bunch of sports related books would be awesome.
     
  31. Fidelio

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    Okay, I’m sorry too
     
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  32. TC

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    I get where you're going. To lay down bets right?
     
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  33. 941Gator

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    just saying if he is going the sophisticated book route, books about teams, players, etc would be cool.

    The only real issue, from customer pov, so far is the stadium seating area.
     
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  34. BayouMafia

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    great idea

    Eathan Edwards I found my copy of this in my garage a couple of weekends back. I'll gladly trade it for a vegan charcuterie board when I visit
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  35. DexterRutecki

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    Man, I am at the point where I would prefer 8 well thought out beers than 16 run-of-the-mill "craft" beers. Also, pretty surprised to see someone complain about a bar having Curieux on draft.
     
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  36. Brocktoon

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    It's on draft everywhere here and every time is sold as "if you want to try something really different" by bartenders/wait staff. It's an okay beer but pretty antiquated and a good example of something being pushed by the distributor.
     
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  37. Tiffin

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    Get some Casa and Modern Times. Does Bottle Logic keg?
     
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  38. ColeTrickle

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    I have family in Hollywood and visit at least once a year. I’ll have to stop by
     
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  39. Eathan Edwards

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    Is this someone from tmb fucking with me or nah
     

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  40. Arkadin

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    Why are you answering that seriously :roll:
     
  41. Eathan Edwards

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    nm
     
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  42. Fidelio

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    This thread just got more interesting
     
  43. Eathan Edwards

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    I mean it’s not actually a serious response. Moreso trying to see what absurdity this leads to. I mean that’s a lot of effort. That account isn’t new.
     
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  44. poor paul

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    because apparently that's what he's into.
     
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  45. Eathan Edwards

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    As referenced - 100% thought then and continue to think currently that it’s someone fucking with me.

    But apparently they want me enslave me so let’s hear the pitch ‍♀️
     
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  46. laxjoe

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    What?
     
  47. Eathan Edwards

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    I mean I’ve been on Instagram for a while and this is my first slave request. Only days after my post about opening a new spot.

    But who’s to say, I need to focus on my vegan charcuterie program anyways.
     
  48. TC

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    I just checked my Instagram. No slave requests :feelsbadman:
     
  49. Eathan Edwards

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    Sending you as a referral now. Entry level
     
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  50. Kevintensity

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