A new downtown sports bar offers Paso Robles fans a place to grab a drink or play a game of pool.
The Crimson Cue, a 5,400-square-foot sports and billiards bar, opened in early December at 1319 Spring St., just north of Downtown City Park.
Owner Erik Skupien said the bar is named to honor Paso Robles High School’s colors and is decorated to honor Bearcat sports history.
“I wanted to do something that recognizes the city,” said Skupien, a class of 1989 alumnus.
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Opening the Crimson Cue has long been Skupien’s dream. He rents the space — which includes an upstairs area with a balcony — but he spent more than two years renovating it.
“I pretty much started from scratch,” Skupien said. “I did most of the work myself.”
Skupien said he and his two partners put about $350,000 into opening the Crimson Cue, which employs a staff of five to seven people.
The bar features 11 pool tables, a snooker table, a shuffleboard table and a mini arcade. Billiards leagues are also in the works — Skupien even plans to hold academies for children.
Ten televisions play all the sports games customers could want, and those looking to imbibe can enjoy one of the 20 beers on tap. Skupien said he’s not serving food now but plans to do so in the future.
The bar is family-friendly throughout the week but is open only to adults on Friday and Saturday.
Customers can stop by from 11 a.m. to midnight from Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
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