Roadhouse Blues

Demise of Tempe brewery and nightspot is the latest bit of bad news for the East Valley music scene

Though he says his family is still recovering from the "shock" of having to close the business, they are in the process of selling the club, though it's not clear what the next owners intend to do with the location. "Obviously, I'd like to see it reopen in a similar form. I'd be willing to help out anybody trying to make a go of it," he adds.

Members of the Trophy Husbands perform at the now-defunct Arizona Roadhouse.
Members of the Trophy Husbands perform at the now-defunct Arizona Roadhouse.

In the meantime, the popular line of Roadhouse beers remain on tap at a number of establishments (Casey Moore's, Long Wong's). "Hopefully, we'll find someone to take the brewery over, otherwise we'll have a lot of beer left that we won't know what to do with," says a dejected Kelly. He brightens, adding, "Maybe we'll have to have a big Grave Danger party or something and polish it off that way."

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