BG bar favorites expect big New Year’s Eve turnoutWritten by Andrew Farr | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite the holiday break, popular bars in downtown Bowling Green are expecting a huge turnout Friday night to bring in the new year.
Eric Pelham, co-owner of bars City Tap and The Attic, said every bar in Bowling Green creates an atmosphere people are used to on New Year’s Eve.
“On New Years, lots of bars in the cities usually have a big $20 or $30 cover for the whole night,” he said. “Bowling Green is more of a bar hopping town where people can go anywhere.”
Pelham opened City Tap and The Attic in fall 2009 along with Jeff Hobbie who has owned Uptown/Downtown Sports Bar and Deli since 1979. Since then City Tap has gained popularity, offering over 40 foreign and domestic beers on tap. The Attic, located above City Tap is also an 18+ favorite due to its club feel and outside patio.
Pelham, who is also a manager at Uptown/Downtown said he and Hobbie will bring the same atmosphere there for the bars’ 31st New Year.
Pelham said one of the biggest draws to bars on New Year’s Eve is the party-like feel. He said City Tap, The Attic and Uptown/Downtown will all be giving away party favors like beads and noise makers throughout the night. At midnight, there will be a champagne toast for 21+ patrons.
“We always have huge crowds at all the bars on new years, especially before the ball drops,” Pelham said. “The fact that people from the university are usually gone on break doesn’t really slow down business at all, plus lots of people come back just for New Year’s Eve.”