Serious Bars And Taprooms Reopen Around The Nation

, Serious Bars And Taprooms Reopen Around The Nation

(Courtesy Mikkeller)

With COVID-19 shedding its hold on the drinks biz, more serious bars and taprooms are reopening. And we’ve a couple that you definitely need to hit.

Grand Reopening At Mikkeller San Francisco

Although Mikkeller Bar SF reopened in April it will have its grand opening celebration the week of July 26th complete with a new bottle shop, high-end beer cuisine by Head Chef Antonio García and an upgraded Scandinavian minimalist look.

“Mikkeller Bar San Francisco was the second bar we opened and the start of our entire operation globally, said Mikkel Bjergsø, founder and Creative Director of Mikkeller, “so that place means something very special to us. And we are of course very happy and grateful that very soon we’ll be able to invite the old regulars and other beer lovers back into the bar again.”

Mikkeller Bar San Francisco is now one of three Mikkeller locations in California. In addition to San Francisco, Mikkeller owns a combined brewery, tasting room and bottle shop in Miramar, San Diego, plus a bar in the Little Italy area of San Diego.


, Serious Bars And Taprooms Reopen Around The Nation

(Courtesy Thirsty Monk)

Classic Belgian Beer Bar Reopens in Asheville

On July 21 Thirsty Monk will be reopening its famed multistory craft beer and cocktail taproom in the heart of Downtown Asheville, an uber-cool location that offers three unique experiences in one building.

Top of The Monk, one of Asheville’s most beloved craft cocktail bars, will continue to offer some of the finest cocktails in “Beer City” curated by long-term manager Kala Brooks, who has assumed the role of General Manager.

Thirsty Monk Brewery’s Taproom will continue to showcase a full lineup of the brewery’s Belgian-rooted modern ales, along with its Holy Water Hard Seltzer.

The “Delirium Bar” at Thirsty Monk will feature the world-renowned beers Delirium Tremens, Delirium Nocturnum, La Guillotine, as well as incredibly rare Belgian rotating offerings unique to Asheville.

“What a freaking year it has been, since the world was essentially put on ice back in mid-March 2020”, said Thirsty Monk CEO Barry Bialik, “With more than a year of downtime, Thirsty Monk has had the opportunity to completely freshen up its landmark 120-year-old building with cosmetic and functional upgrades. We can’t wait to serve our Asheville friends and visitors once again.”

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