'This is for you, brother': Johnny Danger's friend opens bar in Nicaragua in his honour

A man claiming to be a close friend of Johnny 'Danger' Bennett has honoured the social media personality's life by dedicating a bar to him at his hostel on Nicaragua's southwest coast.

Tim Mullins told Newshub he knew what he wanted to do with the space on the property in San Juan del Sur to honour the amateur stuntman and Snapchat comedian who died in April last year.

"As soon as I saw it I wanted to name it after him, paint his face on it all over it and after I got the family's permission, I did so," he told Newshub.

"If he was here today, still with us, he would be either next to me or playing a big part in it, so I had to find a way to let the world know the mark he made on my life and find a way to keep his name going."

Tim Mullins is honouring the life of his best friend, the late Johnny 'Danger' Bennett.
Tim Mullins is honouring the life of his best friend, the late Johnny 'Danger' Bennett. Photo credit: Tim Mullins / Supplied.

Mr Mullins says it was always his dream to own his own hostel and jumped at the opportunity when it presented itself.

Having only just left New Zealand to explore the world when news of Mr Bennett's death broke, Mr Mullins said it was difficult being so far away and fielding phone calls from friends who were reeling with the death.

"It didn't feel real at all until I saw our first close friend Harry six months later when he brought his ashes over to Europe for us to spread."

Mr Bennett died in a motorcycle crash near the intersection of Dairy Flat Highway and Hobson Rd north of Auckland on April 25 last year.

Mr Mullins says Mr Bennett played a huge part in him being able to achieve his own goals, and claims that his loss took a huge toll on his life.

The hostel on Nicaragua’s southwest coast has 70 beds, two bars and a pool.
The hostel on Nicaragua’s southwest coast has 70 beds, two bars and a pool. Photo credit: Tim Mullins / Supplied.

Mr Mullins had featured in Mr Bennett's short comedy videos under the name 'Puk' before launching his controversial Snapchat channel 'Puk Life'.

With his brand he then formed a tour company, Puk Tours, and it was through the company he was able to take over residency of the hostel.

Puk's Palace has 70 beds, a pool and another bar, and Mr Mullins has a quest to turn it into the best party in the world.

"Now everyone from the world can come and keep his tradition alive and swig their drink in his honour."

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