Elaborately costumed heavy metal band GWAR will officially become the world's most unlikely restaurant owners: The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports bassist Michael Derks (better known as Balsac the Jaws of Death) is ready to rock at the band's long-stewing project GWARbar, will open its doors this Friday, January 2.
The bar, which promises to serve "intergalactic junk food," raised $20,000 this spring in an Indiegogo campaign that fell $30K short of its ultimate goal. But Derks was undeterred: In July, he told the Washington Post the project would move forward, with the 52-seat space outfitted to look like "GWAR's Antarctic stronghold" (complete with blood splatter on the walls). According to the Times-Dispatch, the menu promises housemade Twinkies, hot dogs, and other pub grub, plus a cocktail menu that's "GWAR-inspired." Fingers crossed for a giant foam dinosaur.