So what is GTSouth all about?
A question we get asked often when folks walk through the door so we thought we would explain it. Basically, GTSouth stands for Geek & Gaming Tavern South, a home for geeks of all types and gamers of many genres. It is a place where everyone 19 and over is accepted on a social level that just doesn’t fit in the typical bar stereotype. We are not a sports bar, a pool hall, or anything of the sort, we are unique. We play games, we watch Doctor Who, we watch anime, sing Monty Python Karaoke, we play tabletop games, etc…
This is a place where you come to relax, have a drink, eat delicious food and socialize with the gamers and geeks that so often have stayed at home and socialized only online. One of our greatest compliments has been, “I have found a place where I am accepted.” This is truly the heart and soul of what GTSouth is about. Being a Geek or a Gamer is no longer a closet stigma, it is the calling cards of the next generation and GTSouth embraces it completely. No matter what your religious or political views, your sexual orientation, or the color of your skin, what the people that come to GTSouth have in common is that they are gamers and/or geeks and what you get from the people at GTSouth is a society of your peers in this unique venue where words like Tardis and Shoryuken, phrases like “I can haz cheeseburger?!?”, “Shoryuken!”, or “Don’t forget to bring a towel!” are not met with awkward looks but rather a knowing nod and great conversation. We love it here and we hope you find happiness here too.
So at this point our next question is usually how does this work? Do we have to pay to play and hang out? So, obviously it’s not free to have a hangout and especially one with a liquor license. So we set up a few house rules. Basically we ask that you purchase something at reasonable intervals throughout the night. Food, Drinks, or snacks to help us stay open! We have a No Camping policy so if we see you are just using our stuff and not supporting the bar you may be asked to leave. Sorry but the power and rent isn’t free
We have game stations set up with everything from PS3/Xbox360/Xbone all the way back to Nintendo. We have a decent selection of games that grow constantly, you just let us the doorman know what you want to play and they will get it for you. As far as play time itself, when it is busy please be mindful of others, change out and don’t hog a system, we don’t have a tolerance for system hogs :). We also have tables available for PC hookups, Wi-Fi, D&D, MTG, or tabletop games. We have a projection screen and big screen that is usually on Syfy or another geeky channel or youtube. If Doctor Who, Firefly, etc.. are going to be on TV then the channel gets tuned there usually We have a full bar with a vast list of specialty mixed drinks, many originals not found anywhere else, bottled beer, energy drinks, and coke products. For the hungry we have a full kitchen full of many delicious burgers, dogs, tacos, pizzas, apps and desserts! We hope you come visit us soon and find your own piece of the world at GTSouth Geek & Gaming Tavern.