Lariat Bar is getting ready to rumble in White Center; Opening planned for September
You know how you and your friends have an inside joke that always makes you smile? That's a little bit like what the Lariat Bar in White Center will be. Located at 9827 16th SW it's still under construction after enduring a year off due to the pandemic.
It will be a 80s'/90's Pro Wrestling themed bar which means the images, lighting, feel and yes the humor of being in on the joke are all part of it. "We take what we do seriously, but we don't take our selves that seriously," said co-owner Nate Little. Jorge Perez and Stephanie Burggraf share ownership of the Lariat and will also share hosting and bartending duties.
The three of them refer to themselves as tres luchadores which is an homage to an hispanic pro wresting trio.
Lariat bar can seat 103 people maxium, and will have a bar, lit something like a wresting/boxing ring with over head lights. You could say they like wrestling.
But on the other hand, "You don't have to be wrestling fan to come in," said Perez,
Their mutual love of the pageantry, pathos, larger than life egos, victories and defeats that are all part of Pro Wrestling's melodrama is what drove them to create the space. But just as some bars have themes, they will also embrace other sports and provide ways for customers to enjoy them too.
"One of the things we really tried to hone in on is not to have just wrestling themed art, but having the space have a feel of pop culture. We have a friend who re-does punk rock album covers but with a wrestling theme," Perez explained. It will be fun, cool stuff, all eye catching."
Beyond that the bar will offer a karaoke/wrestling stage and feature wrestling themed drinks like The Underbird Taker, The Mankind Eraser and others.
Lariat Bar will serve food that stays in theme with concession stand style offerings like nachos, hot dogs, popcorn, "The People's Elbow" Macaroni (in honor of a catchphrase from The Rock) plus a revolving array of food trucks that will park outside.
The owners are aiming at a September opening but you can get in on the fun early.
It would be nice if all of these bars that open up within blocks of neighborhoods understand that not everyone likes to be kept up all night long until the early hours of the morning listening to loud music and hearing drunk people yelling from their bars and out in the streets.
Shut up Pam. If you dont have something positive to say dont say it. White Center is never rowdy past midnight, and thats only on the weekends. Its been OVER A YEAR of no loud bars and clubs because of covid, and you're still bitching about it? This bar hasnt even opened yet and it seens like you despise it already. I hope you dont own a local business, that way im not unknowingly supporting you in anyway.
Signed, a normal person who calls out idiots like Pam.
I wish people like Pam would just move. If you don't like the neighborhood don't try to ruin it for everybody else, please move. I have lived here for 20 years, one of the reasons I moved here is because it was the wild west. Now I'm older, with different goals, so I plan on moving. Enjoy the freedom while you can, 'cause more uptight people are coming, along with being incorporate. Thanks.