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Stinkers bar to auction off skunk-related kitsch and reopen with a new theme

January 21, 2010 |  8:00 am


It was just a little over a year ago that theme-bar hero Bobby Green and his 1933 Group opened the kitschy truck-stop-inspired bar Stinkers in Silver Lake. Now, according to Green's publicist, Green has grown tired of his own handiwork and wants to trade up to something a bit classier than fake skunk butts that emit steam when a bartender pulls the cord of a big-rig horn.

If you are a fan of all things Burt Reynolds, Trans Am and Peterbilt, you can dry your tears. Green plans to auction off the bar's '70s-themed decor (along with its lovable skunks-drinking-Schlitz-beer dioramas) on Feb. 9. Viewing begins at 8 p.m. and the live auction kicks off at 9. A portion of the night's proceeds will benefit the Santé D’Or Foundation, a local animal rescue and adoption agency.

During the event, which is sure to be filled with ironic mustaches and sadly unironic Daisy Dukes, Green will also be giving away Stinkers air fresheners, stickers, T-shirts and trucker hats. And it goes without saying that if you attend, you can quaff undignified quantities of a wide variety of tall boy American-beer classics such as Pabst and Olympia.

After the auction, Green will throw a closing party and the bar will shut down for about two weeks before reopening as something new. Green is being tight-lipped about the details, but we're told we'll hear soon. Check back here for the scoop.

I'm currently going crazy trying to figure out what new theme I'd like to see in a Silver Lake bar. Office cubicle? Preppy yacht club? Faux Masonic lodge? Jersey Shore? It's like Christmas just thinking about it.

-- Jessica Gelt

Photo credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times