State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control investigators have suspended the liquor license for Crogan’s, one of Walnut Creek’s most venerable watering holes, for 20 days in the wake of what ABC officials cite as repeated nuisance and police calls at the popular local bar.
The suspension, announced by the ABC Wednesday, went into effect April 17 – and was apparently accepted without argument from the bar’s owner/operators. The business was also placed on two year’s probation.
The landmark sports bar and grill, located at 1387 Locust St., was the origin of more than 200 police calls during a 15-month period, according to the ABC, with responding officers encountering brawlers, power drinkers and other “public nuisance” issues. The number and nature of the calls prompted the ABC to brand Crogan’s as a “disorderly house” in the language of the agency.
Crogans has been a part of the East Bay pub scene since it opened its doors in Walnut Creek in 1978. It is scheduled to reopen May 7.