While I’m not a big beer drinker, I do enjoy a cold one every once in a while. And beer lover or not, you really should make a trip to Bay Street Biergarten located at 549 East Bay Street next to the post office. It’s a great spot with unique beers and a state of the art tap system where you can even pour your own suds.
This former railroad depot building has been impressively rebuilt and also has a great outdoor patio. Their intent was to represent a large German beer hall with high ceilings and communal tables but with a cutting edge “pour your own” tap system. It’s a lot of fun, you buy a gift card for whatever amount you want, place it on the card reader on the table and use an ipad to select the brew you want. It records how much beer was poured and the cost per ounce. Voila, it’s that simple but watch out, you don’t want to pour too much foam.
The food is great there too. Steve loves the peppered beef jerky served in a pint glass and I love the barley mushroom salad and the pretzels. Lots of tvs and it’s going to be a great spot to watch the Super Bowl as they are having a wing eating contest, corn hole tourney, pig roast and a whole lot more! And when you go there, ask for Ryan and tell him Meg “sent ya”, he’s one of the owners and a great guy. And here’s the link to their website for more info/menus: http://baystreetbiergarten.com/