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Casa Film Bar opens in back of Casa Video

Posted at 4:45 PM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 18:53:37-05

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Mother and son duo Gala and Kyle Schwab have spent the past year putting their love for craft beer in the back room of their video store.

Owner Gala says the idea started when a growler station selling craft beer was added in the front of the store. She says the growler station was bringing in business to the store and many customers seemed to have an interest in drinking inside Casa Video.

"Around that same time my son was looking for a business to get into and then the craft industry just exploded in Tucson," she said.

The two still were not certain if they were willing to build a bar in the movie shop that Gala and her brother have owned for the past 32 years.

"My mom and I looked at different areas around the state.  We went to Flagstaff, we went to Phoenix, but we decided that craft beer really went well in Tucson," said Kyle.

That was that.  Casa Video added "Casa Film Bar" in late December after six months of construction and condensing their movie collection to the west wing of the store. 

Inside the new bar you will find five TVs playing various movies throughout the week, as well as 20 rotating taps of craft beer. Customers can also order food from neighboring Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria with no charge for delivery.

If beer isn't your thing, the bar also has wine, and cold-brew and nitro coffee.  Gala says the nitro tap gives the coffee a really creamy taste, somewhat like beer.

"I've always thought movies and beer go well together," said Kyle.  Try it for yourself at Casa Film Bar, located at 2905 E Speedway Blvd open from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Stay up to date with what is on tap by following Casa Video on Twitter @CasaVideoTucson.