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September 2, 2010

Wild Willy's to open in Annapolis

Wild Willy's Rock House & Sports Saloon is set to open Sept. 18 near the Annapolis Towne Center.

The restaurant/bar, which will have live rock 'n' roll and country music on Fridays and Saturdays, will replace TK Sharky's, according to Courtney Smith, who is handling marketing for Wild Willy's. The new owner, Willy Koutroumpis, renovated the space and brought in a rock 'n' roll theme ...

The servers, called Wild Girls, will perform choreographed dance routines sporadically over the course of the night, Smith said. The stage has the largest projection screen in Annapolis, which spans the entire length of the back stage, Smith said.

I'm planning on speaking with Koutroumpis and posting some photos and details later today.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:56 AM | | Comments (16)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, News


Wild Willy's may be opening in Annapolis Towne Center, but it's not opening in Annapolis, as your headline states.

The erroneously named Towne Center is located outside the city of Annapolis.

The servers, called Wild Girls, will perform choreographed dance routines sporadically over the course of the night

1999 called, they want their schtick back...

What goes around comes around. I might be dating myself but back in the early 90's, bars like Baja Beach Club and A.L. Gators in Pasadena had bartenders dancing on stage and on top of the bars.

Dennis Jay - It is within the postal city of Annapolis. What should its location be referred to as? Any other useless observations?
The place sounds great and offers something different than the other million establishments doing the same old "schtick."
I won't be surprised if most women not in decent enough shape to perform a good bar dance will be sharing their negative opinions.

Just what we need. Another tired theme chain-restaurant.

A missed opportunity to call this One Eyed Willy's.

It sounds awful, like something you'd find in Columbia.

In my opinion this sounds like a combination of Bohager's and Coyote Ugly. The only thing it might be missing is another room with its own bar where eveything is ice and you have to wear coats for an $18 drink.

Dennis Jay, TK Sharky's is right near the cross of West Street and Rt. 2. Pretty much smack in the middle of Annapolis.

And yes, Adam, this bar does sound like a d-bag haunt, but probably not a chain, given that it bears the same name as its owner.

Add this to the Ice Bar/Field House category of bars I hope to visit once, and only once.

It may very well be in in the postal code of Annapolis, but unfortunately it's in an area called Parole and even closer to Edgewater. It's kind of like the Federal hill/Riverside thing. Yet I am glad to see we all agree that it will prolly suk hon.

Another want to be night club owner with absolutely no experience. Isn't there already another club across the street playing Rock and Roll called Cadillac Ranch? Nothing new. Old hat stuff. Same ole same ole. When you have to stoop down to having naked girls dancing on the bar before you open shows they do not know what they are doing......Next will be the wet t-shirt contest.... Trash to attract the Pasadena crowd. Good Luk

WOW!! Why does everyone have to be negative? If you enjoy live music and a good friendly crowd you should stop in and check it out. The door's haven't even opened yet SO EVERYONE SHOULD STOP IN before passing judgment.

With all the TGIF's, Chile's, Applebee's around, why bother adding another American restaurant. Oh wait there will be scantily clad women, that should keep my focus off of the low grade food. I'll enjoy watching the mouth breathers go to this venue.

wow people need to stop im going tonight to check it out and mr. willie is a good man check it out before u pass judement

The bands that will be playing are reason enough for me to check this place out. Seen a few of these bands before and all have never disappointed. Live music with actual instruments and musicians are harder to find, if not for the bar go there to support local music.

Seriously... its the same old place as sharkys before... please! It will attract the worst.. and as far as Mr. W is a good man... ok... wrong! Look a little closer than that.. And as it was when it was Sharkys... liquor board hello... and better patrol the restrooms.. wake up!

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