Family assembles Las Vegas-themed bar in backyard as lockdown job


John O’Grady, a magician, roped in his household of nine to deliver the project to life. The sports pub was therefore’Gradys Bar and contains a pool table, three televisions, a juke box, a living area, a functioning bathroom and draught beer pumps, reports Birmingham Live.

His spouse and four children, his eldest son’s spouse and his parents live together and happen to be “going to the pub” each weekend because it “opened” in September.

Mr O’Grady told the paper : “We spend most Friday and Saturday nights in there as a family now and we’re often in there on a Sunday afternoon watching the football.

“It feels like a pub because there are so many of us living together in our house.”

He stated the family spent some time at the bar within the Christmas interval, adding: “I know we’re very lucky, we haven’t suffered through lockdown like some people have.”

The project, which caused a 12m by 6m bar with wifi, running water and central heating, price Mr O’Grady approximately £50,000 to finish.

He stated the family had “gone to town on it” along with the bar wouldn’t “disappear or rot away any time soon”.

The pub decoration was created and spray-painted by a pal of Mr O’Grady’s, graffiti artist David Brown. Beer kegs are sent by Mark O’Neill, that conducts a brewery at Rugby and has been furnishing beer to house bars since March to keep his company afloat.


The family are excited about sharing the bar with their friends and extended family when lockdown constraints are eased and seeing inside is allowed .


“No one has seen it yet because of lockdown,” stated Mr O’Grady. “They’ve seen pictures but we can’t wait for them to see it for real.

“We’re looking forward to spending time there with our friends and family. I can’t see us going to the pub much now we have this in our garden!”

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