If I owned a company, my employees would love me. They’d have huge pictures of me up the walls and in their home, like Lenin.
– George Costanza on “Seinfeld”
Being known as the most awkward, neurotic, self-loathing, maladjusted and obsessive-compulsive character on television may seem like it would draw the displeasure and distaste of viewers, but it’s actually quite the contrary.
George Costanza, played by Jason Alexander on the hit show Seinfeld for its 9-year run, has resonated so well with the shows fans that one pair of die-hards went so far as to create a Costanza-themed bar.
Dave and Tina Barrett, co-owners and operators of the Seinfeld-influenced establishment, initially had a bar called “George’s Bar” named after Barrett’s grandfather. The duo had a variety of photos and decorations throughout the bar humorously honoring George Costanza and his antics on the show.
After word got out of a bar themed with everyone’s favorite Seinfeld character, their popularity skyrocketed. The Barretts decided to just go with the flow and give the entire bar an overhaul, completely encompassing the spirit of Costanza. The drinks and snacks are named after Costanza references, the walls and doors are adorned with quotes and phrases, and pictures of the portly man grace the operation throughout the inside.
Even Jason Alexander was flattered and excited for the opening of the bar honoring his famed character.
That’s right – I may not have an Emmy, but I got me a bar in Melbourne, Australia. G’day, mates.
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) January 1, 2016
The bar, located in Fitzroy, Australia, is now open for business to everyone, including close talkers and double dippers.
Image Source: Instagram (@georgesbarfitzroy)