Brickyard South, a new bar in the former space of Mud & Water at 174 South Blvd., is set to open Friday at 5 p.m. Co-owners Andrew Bayard and Metro Council member, attorney and businessman John Delgado acquired the space in early August. Since then, Bayard and a crew have been quickly renovating the space, building a covered outside bar and patio, adding tables outside and booths to the interior as well as cutting the stage in half and moving it to the corner.
Unlike its predecessor, Brickyard South will not be a full-scale live music venue, Bayard says.
“We’ll have a mix of cover bands and original acts,” he says. “It will be a couple times a month, but this is more or less an entertainment venue that supplements with live music. We’re more concerned with having a fun atmosphere that’s like a dive bar.”
Unlike Huey’s, which is also owned by Bayard and Delgado and focuses on classic cocktails, Brickyard South’s drink selection focuses primarily on canned and bottled beers and pre-made shots. The mixed drinks will also be served in Styrofoam cups.