Hardknocks receives 30-day alcohol suspension from TABC

Sports bar violated COVID-19-related closure order
Posted at 3:56 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 19:40:24-04

Hardknocks Sports Lounge & Grill at 5862 Everhart Road has had its alcohol permit suspended for 30 days after an investigation by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission found it violated an executive order requiring that bars remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hardknocks may not sell any alcohol products for 30 days under the suspension, which was served by TABC officials today. An alleged fight involving multiple people that was captured on video remains under investigation.

Under Gov. Greg Abbott’s June 26 executive order, all Texas bars which derive 51% or more of their gross receipts from the sale of alcohol – including Hardknocks – may not allow visitors on the premises.

Businesses which violate the order face a 30-day emergency suspension of their liquor license for the first offense and a 60-day suspension for the second offense.

Repeat violations could lead to cancellation of the permit.

TABC has inspected more than 7,000 businesses statewide since early May and has so far issued approximately 30 emergency suspensions for violations of executive orders related to social distancing or capacity.

For more information about TABC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a listing of resources available to businesses, visit [].