WashU’s Bar & Grill
The Bar & Grill, a new dining and hang out location on campus,
will provide students with a safe haven to socialize and relax,
adding balance to the academic and social aspects of
Washington University in St. Louis. Utilizing the former Subway
location in Umrath, the Bar & Grill will provide an accessible and
dynamic venue for a laid-back student dining and social
• Open late, this space
will provide students Hours
living on opposite ends
of the campus and • Monday - Wednesday:
those living off campus 8PM – 12AM
with a central meeting
space (as of yet there is • Thursday - Friday:
5PM - 2AM
no location on main
campus that is open • Saturday:
past midnight with a open for lunch and
primary function other evening hours
than studying). are available for
• During the day and reservations
during times when
events are not planned,
the Bar & Grill could
serve as an informal
meeting space and
hangout spot for
Need on Campus
Creating a space to build community
Inclusive Environment Safe Drinking Late Night Programming
The Bar & Grill will create an The Bar & Grill could reduce The Bar & Grill will encourage
inclusive atmosphere and unsafe, off campus drinking. informal social interactions
serve as an alternative to and late night programming on
Greek Life sponsored social Due to the location of off campus.
events at the fraternity campus bars, off campus
houses. drinking is not always a safe Without programming geared
option. towards the residence halls,
Often Greek life sponsored upperclassmen find it difficult
social events are not open to Some parties disturb both to meet new students outside
all students. students and residents who of their established social
live in the neighborhoods groups.
With no student center on surrounding the campus.
campus, there is a need for a Those who live off campus find
safe and central location Close location to where it more difficult to attend on
where students can socialize students live could reduce the campus parties and social
and meet. potential for drunk driving and events.
provide a more convenient
With tasty nonalcoholic location for students to get to. Flat screen televisions, dart
beverages and appealing food
boards, and dancing will
options, the Bar & Grill will be
attract and appeal to all
a great dining location for
students who wish to drink
and those who wish not to.
4. Activities and Programming
The Bar & Grill fills the gap created by an absence of
late night programming
Bar Nights After Parties
The sale of alcohol will be permitted Bar & Grill can host after parties for other
during these set times for those over 21 events on campus (WuSlam competition,
years of age (students must present id to Black Anthology, Gargoyle concert).
Bar & Grill will coordinate with other venues
Food station may provide specials or a and events to host after parties possible in
different menu for these times. a non-residential location.
Lounge seating will be cleared to allow The location of the Bar & Grill, very close to
students space to mingle and dance. the DUC, Edison, and the Gargoyle makes it
an ideal location to host after parties.
Flat screen TVs to watch sports games or
television events will be available. The atmosphere of the Bar & Grill will
encourage students to continue to hang out
and discuss events after they are over.
Student Union and other student groups can sponsor special
events and theme nights.
Running and maintaining the success of the Bar & Grill
Governance and Employees
• The Bar & Grill will be managed by Bon Appétit.
• The Bar & Grill will employ students as cashiers,
hostesses, and bartenders.
• The Bar & Grill Committee will serve as a steering
committee for its operation.
Donec ultricies congue nulla.
• Co-chaired by the SU VP of Administration and Bon
Appétit staff member.
• Student Union will appoint 5 voting students.
• Ex-officio representation from the Washington University
• Ex-officio representation from WUPD.
• Ex-officio representation from Bon Appetite.
The design of the space will be
• Student focused.
• A committee formed by Student Union will work closely
with the contractors to design the space.
• The space will be designed to be versatile and easily
transformed for different types of events.
• The walls will be available for flyers and student
expressions of creativity.
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Seating and Space
The space will specifically have three sections:
• The first section will be a serving station for food and
• The second section will contain a small to medium size
stage, that can host a D.J., speakers, or performers.
• The third section will be a lounge area with tables and
• The furniture will be easily transportable in to create
larger open spaces for dancing and other events.
6. Dining and Operation
Food and Beverages Operation
• Wine and Beer will be served.
• Non-alcoholic special drinks will The Bar & Grill should be an open and
also be served. (Virgin inviting space for all students to hang
Margaritas etc) out, meet, and have fun.
• Authentic Grill food will be
• Events will be open to the whole
served and simple sandwiches:
Hamburgers, veggie burgers,
• The space will be reserved
chicken wings, chicken salad
through Event Management
sandwiches, French fries, onion
• The South 40 has nightlife
rings, wraps, chips and dip,
programming at Ursa’s but there
potato skins, Kosher items,
is no similar location for
• Have a frozen yogurt bar with
different flavor and topping
Using sustainable resources will always be a
priority through the planning, design,
implementation, and operation of the Bar &
Current Student Alcohol Use
Students have shown that they can responsibly consume alcohol on
campus through events like CPC’s Happy Hour, Greek Prom, and other
Ibby’s currently serves beer and wine to students who are over 21 years
old who really enjoy the opportunity and behave responsibly.
WashU has given us the autonomy to self-regulate with RedFlag and
trusting the students and letting them be responsible with their alcohol
consumption on campus has become a well-established program.