We always get asked "Is there really a Joe?", and the answer to that question is YES!
Joe is originally from Scenary Hill, PA (Insert reason for a Steelers themed bar here). He moved to Concord when he was about 13 years old. According to his wife, Joe is now considered a Southern Boy since he's lived in the South longer than the North, but he won't give up his Northern roots. Joe went to high school in Concord and graduated at Northwest Cabarrus High School (Go Trojans!).
When Joe graduated high school in 2000 he made his way to Raleigh to attend NC State. This is where he learned all he could about alcohol. After a LONG time partying and sometimes going to school he FINALLY graduated in 2006!
After graduation Joe stuck around Raleigh and did some work at IBM. He quickly realized that he didn't want to be an employee and that he wanted to be the boss. So, he thought "what kind of business could I start?". He soon realized that his kinship to drinking and hanging out with friends, as well as having an extensive knowledge of alcohol, made the decision simple. Open a BAR !!
So the question became where to do it? Either Raleigh or back in Concord (where his future wife was living). Therefore, the decision was made and Concord won out! So on October 24, 2007, Joe opened his bar doors after many months of preparation and planning. On the opening night (without being fully staffed) the place was packed full, unfortunately there was no staff, but with an amazing family and friends we made it work until the "real" staff could start. And that began the wonderful journey of Joe's.
So, now if you ever want to know more about Joe just ask! He's usually around!
Joe Guza - Owner