As the 6th oldest bar in San Antonio, The Broadway 5050 has seen many renovations over the years, but nothing quite like this. Having been impacted by COVID mandated closure, owner and San Antonio native, PJ Gottsacker, called on long time friends, Cameron & Kaycee Davies, to give the bar an interior facelift that was representative of the history of the bar, as well as the personal stylings of Gottsacker himself.
Following a fire at The Broadway 5050, PJ took over ownership of the bar. Once he decided he wanted to remodel, he immediately knew who to call to complete the renovation. “…I knew that he (Cameron) had remodeled a bunch of trucks, but had never done a building like this, so I thought it would be a really fun thing for both of us,” said PJ. Given the longstanding friendship and the desire to collaborate on a project, it seemed natural to use the unexpected downtime to enlist the help of the Davies’, alongside the Cruising Kitchens and PrintIt teams, to ensure patrons were welcomed back to their favorite neighborhood bar in style.
With Gottsacker and his family being the owners of two Harley Davidson dealerships, he wanted to incorporate that aesthetic into 5050, while also giving it a different perspective than what it’s widely known for. “…I want people to know it’s a really great place to study, hang out with friends, and a really great place for happy hour. So that’s the persona that we’re trying to make sure everybody understands. We’re not just a sports bar,” PJ emphasized. Every aspect about this remodel was intentional. This renovation includes: new ceilings, wall finishes, updated furniture and upholstery, epoxy floors, artistic steel sheeting, along with a custom bar, graphics, and half pipe ramp. All of the tables were wrapped to look like record boxes, and the bar was wrapped with a comic book theme. Each room has different themes such as: a skateboard room, Harley room, Arsenal F.C. room, and a Golden Tee Golf room. One of the biggest eye-catching factors is the vintage Harley Davidson motorcycle floating above the pool table, sourced from Gottsacker’s personal collection.
All in all, this was a very exciting and memorable experience for all parties. “PJ has always been there for me, so I wanted to do this to help him out,” says Cameron. This remodel is expected to bring in more of the happy hour crowd that PJ is looking for, while also still feeling personable to those who have been coming to Broadway 5050 for years. See this transformation from start to finish, Thursday 6:30p | 5:30p CT on Motor Trend TV. Check your local listings.