We can't believe it.
Five years ago we had a dream of opening a bar in our neighborhood. Actually, that's not true. Nine years ago we had the dream of opening a bar in our neighborhood. And even that isn't entirely true; it was even longer than that.
Regardless, after far too many years of planning, plotting, and nervously asking "are we really going to do this?," we opened The Old Gold on Friday, October 28th 2011. We had no exterior sign, no patio, no menus, and about a dozen bottles of whiskey. We weren't trained. We weren't ready.
But then the craziest thing happened: people came. Friends, strangers, and neighbors all made themselves at home. There were local families, our first regulars, and before we knew it, we were a bar. It was both beautiful and terrifying.
Over the past five years the one constant has been how thankful we are. We are thankful to our dedicated staff, from those who have worked with us since our first year of existence, to those who have been with us since this bar was little more than a crude drawing on a couple of cocktail napkins. And most important of all, we are thankful to everyone who has made us their home, whether it be for just one evening, or for the past five years.
To celebrate this monumental occasion, we are throwing three consecutive days of parties. On Friday, October 28th, Saturday, October 29th, and Sunday, October 30th there will be free giveaways (everything from shirts to other collectibles), food specials (yes, the Tofu Bánh Mì will be back), drink specials, rare whiskey (perhaps some Old Gold edition of Elmer T. Lee will make an appearance) and so, so, much more.
All that's missing is you. We hope to see you there.
And thank you for the best five years of our lives.