The worlds of food, craft beer, and heavy metal are colliding like never before. The latest in headbanger restaurant news? GWAR has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise cash to start a restaurant, which will be called “GWARbar,” with a rooftop beergarden called “beer GWARden.

The restaurant will open in the band’s hometown of Richmond, VA, reports Eater, in the Jackson Ward neighborhood. The Indiegogo campaign page states,

[pullquote]”GWAR is known throughout the Universe for it’s outrageous stage show, irreverant [sic] 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!”[/pullquote]

The band plans to bring “Derks’ vision of ‘gourmet junk food’ to life” with the funds raised. GWAR also plans to build a smoke house to create their “world famous GWAR-B-Q,” and purchase a GWAR-sized meat grinder to make “creative new takes on hot dogs and freshly ground hamburgers.”

We’re hoping you’ll be able to get a pint of GWAR B-Q Beer, which was created by a homebrewer fan and produced by Cigar City Brewing, at the beer GWARden.


GWAR member Michael Derks, a.k.a. BalSac the Jaws ‘o Death, is a seasoned service industry professional and will be creating the cocktail program and menu.

So far, GWAR has raised $6,263 of their $50,000 goal. Go be a responsible heavy metal fan and donate, because truthfully, do you want to live in a world without a GWARbar?

[via Indiegogo, Eater]

RELATED: A History of Heavy Metal-Craft Beer Collabs