Two years ago Deacon Baldy's was just an idea. A combination of wanting to create a place where our family and friends can come and enjoy each other's company without destroying someone's home (There are a lot of kids), wanting to build a place that honored the late Deacon Baldy, and some old friend's who had always wanted to open a bar.
I don't think any of us had any idea what this dream would become, and we certainly had no idea what we were doing when we started, which is of course always a good idea when starting a small business. Slowly things started to come together, evolve, and shape what would be this place would become. We opened one year ago to mass chaos. It was a blast. We've had hiccups, meltdowns, and we made more than our share of mistakes along the way, but before we knew it we'd been open a year.
When people ask me why Deacon Baldy's works I tell them it isn't the 40 taps, the cocktails, the Food Trucks, or even the fact there was a massive hole in the market for something like this, it's our customers, our community. We have what might be the most random collection of regulars of any bar I've ever seen. Families with young children, retirees, young professionals, biker clubs, teachers, and a surprising amount of clergy. We almost never have problems with out customers or people causing a stir. Almost everyone is happy to come and drink with their friends while other people's kids (or mine) run around. I've met so many people from all over the world and it's been the best year of my life doing it.
Making it one year in this industry is no small accomplishment, and while I'd be lying if I said we aren't proud of what we built, the job we've done, and of course our incredible staff, none of it would be possible without all of you. So from the bottom of our hearts thank you for making our little patio bar a part of your life. It means the world to us.
With Love and Beer,