how it all started...

We are a group of Motorcycle, Food, Beer, and Live Music Enthusiasts that decided to put our ideas together and create a Venue here in the Quad Cities we knew we would love, and we hope You love too!

Owner Virgil Richardson, and Former Business partner, David Jarrin, took a popular venue (The former Rusty Nail) in Davenport Iowa with a lot of history and totally redesigned it from top to bottom to improve the overall experience people had in the past. We did this by upgrading nearly everything in the building including the Sound system, kitchen, bathrooms, fixtures, Bar and the Draft Beer System. We searched the globe for different decorative themes to place inside the building, and with our design team were able to put together a venue with an Award Winning Custom Motorcycle on display, Artwork, Guitars, Retail Store, Diamond Plated Bar, Dance Floor, Outdoor patio & covered pavilion, games, and fantastic Asian Fusion food menu. We are constanly upgrading our patio area and plan to have a stage outside.

We recruited an advisior with over 40 years of Bar and Restaurant management experience to help design the bar and assist in bringing our ideas to life. Terry, or T-Bone, (as we call him) managed and trained staffs in large venues in Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Maui and brought his experience to us to help make this a fun destination location. Virgil is a musician himself and co-owns an Electronics store in The Quad Cities called Entertainment Expressions that Sells, Designs, & Installs Residential & Commercial Audio/Video systems, so putting together a great sounding sound system in the venue was a necessity. We installed a stage lighting system to make sure each Live performance is one to remember.

Our Thai Food on the Menu is authentic and famous among our circle of friends. For several years, people have been telling Chef Puey she needs to start a Restaurant, and many of our friends offered to invest in a food truck to get her food out to the public. After lots of encouragement, these yummy items are now available for you to enjoy here at Gypsy Highway. She is 100% Thai and knows how this type of food is supposed to taste. If you like Thai Food, You will love our items here at The Gypsy Highway. We also offer several popular American food items including steaks, pasta’s, and our 1/2 lb Prime Rib Burgers are sure to satisfy.

We are more than Beer, more than Live Music, more than delicious food, even more than a brand – We are the Gypsy Highway!