Many a teetotaler may have rejoiced when Johnny V's abruptly shut its doors for good on Dec. 7. But far more lamented the bar's closing. After all, the long-running San Jose dive was an institution on the local music scene. In addition to pouring cheap, stiff drinks, Johnny V's hosted DJs, shows and karaoke most nights of the week. Johnny Van Wyk says bureaucratic red tape surrounding the renewal of his liquor license was to blame. Whatever the case, it's the end of an era and the good folks over at The Caravan are throwing the bar a going away party. Cheers!