Kid Rock’s Nashville bar had its beer permit temporarily yanked for breaking a city coronavirus health order, a report said.
Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk and Steakhouse was issued a five-day suspension by the Metropolitan Beer Permit Board after the downtown establishment was caught serving customers at its bar Saturday night. The Tennessean reported.
Under phase two of the city’s reopening plan, bars are only allowed to serve patrons at tables and booths.
A photo of the entertainment venue posted to Instagram Last weekend saw a packed crowd ignoring social distancing guidelines and bellying up the bar.
On Saturday, Dr. Michael Caldwell, director of the Metro Public Health Department, issued the location a citation when he visited and witnessed the public health order infraction for himself, according to The Tennessean.
Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk and Steakhouse were one of four Nashville bars to receive a five-day beer permit suspension.
Steve Smith, co-owner of Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk and Steakhouse, blasted the order preventing service bar.
“The Nashville government is, like, communist. They have got us behind a Berlin Wall, ”Smith told The Tennessean.
“We met with Mayor Cooper and the doctors last week and explained how having a service bar is safer than a table service. Doing everything they can to put us out of business, ”he told the paper.