Joe’s Old Town Bar and Grill to open downtown near 2nd and Washington

WICHITA — Charlie Badeen and David Allan are trying to cover all their bases by opening the new Joe’s Old Town Bar and Grill in Old Town in September.

The two already have Dudley’s Sports Bar and Grill on the west side, Mulligan’s Pub on the east side and O’Brien’s Irish Pub along East Kellogg.

A central location in Old Town made sense, Badeen says, so they’re opening in almost 5,000 square feet at 222 N. Washington. That’s near Second Street on the east side of Washington next to a city parking lot.

Joe’s, which isn’t named for anyone in particular, will be open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday.

The food, which will feature Dudley’s burgers and Mulligan’s pizza among other items, will be available until 11 p.m.

There also will be pool tables, dart boards and 20 TVs.

Badeen says he and Allan decided not to do an Irish theme this time because of the expense.

He says Joe’s will be a great sports bar, just without a theme.

Badeen and Allan’s former south-side bar, Full Moon Pub and Grub at 2804 S. Seneca, closed after opening late last year. Badeen says they won’t be reopening on the south side.

“This is more than enough for now,” he says of his other ventures.

Then again, he adds, “I’ve said that before.”