About Gaspar's Grotto

Created from the mind of a Merchant Marine Ship Master who traveled the world and spent many a productive hour studying the world’s best bars, Gaspar’s Grotto is one of those rare places where EVERYBODY feels comfortable. That was the mission and it has been accomplished. We are ambassadors to drinking alcoholic beverages, eating world class food, music, camaraderie, fellowship and fun.

Gaspar’s Grotto is also a beloved local landmark deep in the fiber of our community. We have used the venue over the past 15 years to raise more than ½ million dollars for local charities. Today, the guests may chose to ring the gargantuan,” World’s Largest Tip Bell” for a small contribution. 100% of these contributions go directly to the Shriner’s Hospital for Burned and Crippled Children.

We are committed to providing an indigenous experience to our guests by providing quality in drink, food and service. We strive to build a lifelong memory of a unique and fun experience to every guest.
Although we are near the center of local cocktail culture, ownership is decidedly retro. Our signature offering over the last 15 years is the $3 shot and a beer. We sell thousands every week. We cater to the drinking men and women because ……..that’s just what we do.
Is there any place else, anywhere, where a couple can be married in a complete ceremony, by a genuine Sea Captain, for the princely sum of only $ 6.99 ?

No other bar in the world can claim to be home to TANKER RAY THE BARCAT. Tanker Ray is the sidekick to the owner’s alter ego CAPTAIN EHAB. Thrice awarded the legion of mouse merit with catnip clusters, this handsome and fearless feline is a multiple mouse ace having dispatched dozens of unwanted rodents to the hereafter during the early years of the bar, until victory was achieved. He has fan clubs in Atlanta, Georgia and Riverside, California. He has appeared on numerous TV spots and commercials. Tanker Ray is our most effective community ambassador and has been featured on the cover of the London Daily Mirror ( circulation 2.4 million daily). This extraordinary, larger than life feline is a large part of Gaspar’s Grotto’s world renown and acclaim. Guests often arrive from around the world to have an audience with Tanker Ray The Barcat. None have ever been disappointed.

We welcome any and all people of fellowship and kind heart to enjoy the ambiance of a genuinely unique, indigenous and hospitable establishment.