Downtown bar hopes to lure customers with God, football and booze
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- God, Bloody Marys and football all in one location. What could be better?
That's the thinking behind a new offering at Atomic Liquors in downtown Las Vegas.
Pub Church is coming to the iconic bar beginning this Sunday.
Priest Buck will present a condensed, non-denominational sermon at 9 a.m. (or close to it) followed by NFL football on the bar's three 40-inch television screens (they aren't a football bar -- they just happen to like it).
The Hail Mary bar, with more than 30 ingredients, will give customers a chance to build their own Bloody Marys. The drinks will cost $8 each.
According to co-owner Derek Stonebarger, Pub Church is modeled on pub churches in Europe, which have been happening for hundreds of years.
Pub Church will take place every Sunday at Atomic Liquors.
Atomic Liquors reopened in June after being closed for three years after the deaths of its owners.
The bar originally opened as a cafe in 1945 but then became Atomic Liquors because its customers would often sit on the roof, cocktails in hand, to watch the mushroom clouds rise from the atomic blasts at the Nevada Test Site.
Over the years, it was frequented by a variety of celebrities including Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand.
Atomic Liquors was awarded the first packaged liquor license in 1952 and the seventh bar license issued by the city of Las Vegas.
The bar also recently installed a patio that seats about 60 people outside its front door.