Sunday, May 12, 2013

Village Tavern Counts Down to Late May-ish Opening With 12 SoCal Brews on Tap

EatingLA stopped by Atwater's newest addition Village Tavern to talk to owner Maurice about what's in store. Opening  is still a few weeks out, as the Tavern still has to pass numerous city inspections even though the interior looks ready to go.
The food: The kitchen is run by the Stop Guac 'n Roll truck folks, who will have more room to flex their culinary muscles in the Tavern's kitchen, with items like a specialty Mexican BBQ burger, Avocado fries, tortas, burritos and tacos.

The beer: To go with the food's Mexican slant, Maurice plans to keep a Mexican craft brew on tap at all times, starting with Cucapa Chupacabras Pale Ale from Mexicali. The dozen taps will focus on Central and Southern California, starting with Firestone Walker and moving to our own Eagle Rock, Golden Road and Angel City breweries, continuing down to the Bruery, Green Flash and Ballast Point. Taps will be frequently rotated based on customer demand, and other regions will be covered with an extensive bottled beer selection.
More drinks: Village Tavern (3218 Glendale Blvd.) will offer half a dozen wines and also has a full bar with cocktails no doubt including no doubt margaritas and other cocktails to complement the Mexican menu.
Atmosphere: Now drinkers can choose from two styles of bar on the same block: The Village Tavern has a nice patio facing the street with a jukebox that will likely feature some modern tunes, an airy interior that will likely be super-loud when it's full, craft beer on tap and tacos and undoubtedly will take credit cards.
OTOH, Club Tee Gee just a few doors down has comfy pleather booths, a sparkly ceiling, fairly cheap drinks, peanuts for sale, no windows, terrible beer and is cash-only, but has been there forever, is generally quiet and has a great neon sign. So choose your poison.
Now when's the beer crawl from Link 'n Hops to Village Tavern to Glendale Tap to Golden Road scheduled for?


Food GPS said...

Seems somewhat promising. Glendale Boulevard is becoming quite the strip.

MIles said...

so excited. it's only a couple blocks from our house. and, i've been thinking of a pub crawl from atwater to silver lake for a while -- tavern, tee gee, bon vivant, links n hops/55 degrees, barbarella, hyperion public, casita del campo, akbar. would we even make it to akbar? my god, how the hood has changed.

Corey Glenn said...

Now I know where to go for drinks when I’m in the area. I really like the fact that it has a multitude of choices for people who like to drink. Now I can drag my friends and let them choose their own poison rather than be contented with only wine or only beer. Cheers!