Rick Swindlehurst purchased the single downtown buidling that currently houses the Blue Gator in 1974. He named the establishment 'Sir Richards Pub.' In 1980, he purchased the adjacent building, doubling the size of the business. Over the years "The Pub" enjoyed the patronage of locals and college students alike. It was known for it's easy-going atmosphere and the famous 'Pub Burger.'
In 2007, the original 'Pub' was completely renovated into what we now call the 'Blue Gator Sports Pub and Grill.' The Blue Gator features over 99 different types of craft beer (15 of which are on draft), a full menu with a cajun twist and 18 HD Tv's making it the perfect spot to catch a game.
A lot has changed since 1974, but we still have that easy-going atmosphere, and were still using the same 'Pub Seasoning' we've used since the very first 'Pub Burger' was served.