Upcoming Events

Pints For Team Celia
May
25
4:00 PM16:00

Pints For Team Celia

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Plank Road Tap Room is hosting a fundraiser for Team Celia's support of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition!

Through the years, the PRTR crew has gotten to know a great couple, Allison and Tim. Recently, we were made aware that Tim's mom, Celia, had beaten ovarian cancer once and is currently fighting it again. Celia's toughness through this fight has inspired Tim and Allison to raise money to help other women who may be taking on this monster with less means and support.

Throughout the evening, Team Celia will be raffling items from local businesses who have made contributions. We will also have a beer on tap dedicated to Team Celia. All proceeds from the sale of that beer will go to support the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. 

Please, take some time out from your Saturday and enjoy a pint for Team Celia or get in on one of the raffles. We plan on having a fun evening and doing everything we can to support NOCC and the fight against ovarian cancer.

If you would like to know more about Team Celia through Tim's own words or donate directly to NOCC, click on the link below.

https://runwalk.ovarian.org/illinois/Team/View/94970/Team-Celia

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 Fuquet Let’s Croquet
Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Fuquet Let’s Croquet

We’re gonna get fancy this June with a croquet party in the garden. Plan to arrive in proper croquet attire.
We’ll have more details next week, so be sure to follow this event for notifications!

NOTE: Event times are subject to change. We are a 21-and-over venue, no children please.

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Yoga + Beer (or Wine), and Brunch
Jun
2
10:30 AM10:30

Yoga + Beer (or Wine), and Brunch

Join Namaste Rose for our summer series in the outdoor beer garden at Plank Road Tap Room.

This class is all about FUN, waking up the body and relaxing the mind. Whether this is your first time or you are a seasoned yogi, we welcome you with open arms!

Class Starts at 10:30am, followed by brunch from the Perk n’ Pickle Food Truck!

Please bring your own mat, and reach out to Namaste Rose with any questions.

Ticket info coming soon!

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Beer + Grilled Cheese Pairing with Maplewood Brewing
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Beer + Grilled Cheese Pairing with Maplewood Brewing

On Wednesday, June 5th, one of our most popular ticketed events is back...it's time to pair beer and grilled cheese once again!

This time around, we're partnering with our friends from Maplewood Brewing to pair four beers with four mouthwatering grilled cheese sandwiches from Cheesie's Food Truck.

The pairings include:

1) Sandwich: Tenderizer w/ Beer: Charlatan APA
2) Sandwich: The OG w/ Beer: Son of Juice
3) Sandwich: Frenchie w/ Beer: Fat Pug
4) Sandwich: PB&J w/ Beer: Cuppa Oreo

WEDNESDAY June 5th: We'll start the evening with a reception from 6m-7pm so that you can relax after work and settle in. Pairing will begin around 7pm in the beer garden! The Maplewood crew will be on site to discuss their brewery and beers while a Certified Cicerone explains each pairing and why they were selected.

Tickets are $37 and include a flight of Maplewood beers paired with four grilled cheese sandwiches.

  • This event is rain or shine. In the event of rain, please plan to Uber or be dropped off. Parking will be extremely limited as lawn parking will not be available. All ticket sales are non refundable.

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FOOD TRUCK: Pierogi Jo's - Family Friendly Event
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

FOOD TRUCK: Pierogi Jo's - Family Friendly Event

You asked for it, and Pierogi Jo's has answered the call!

Join us Friday, June 7th at 5pm for another Pierogi Night here at Plank Road Tap Room. The Adler Planetarium will be at the tap room for a free viewing of the night sky! Grab some tasty flavor pillows, a beer, and hang out on the porch, patio, or in the beer garden.

NOTE: This event is family friendly and well supervised children are welcome!

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FOOD TRUCK: Pierogi Jo's
Jun
15
5:00 PM17:00

FOOD TRUCK: Pierogi Jo's

You asked for it, and Pierogi Jo's has answered the call!

Join us Friday, June 15th at 5pm for another Pierogi Night here at Plank Road Tap Room. Grab some tasty flavor pillows, a beer, and hang out on the porch, patio, or in the beer garden.

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. All dates, times and tappings subject to change.

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Father's Day Brunch (ticketed event)
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Father's Day Brunch (ticketed event)

Grab your old man or hubby by the arm and drag him out of the house for our Father's Day Brunch with Nobel House of Geneva. Tickets are very limited, so grab them while you can.

 

Unfamiliar with our brunches? Well, here's the deal:

Each ticket includes access to a fantastic brunch buffet by the crew at Nobel House, your first drink (beer, wine, cider or a house-made cold brew coffee), and a special place in Dad's heart. This is your chance to become his favorite child.

This is a child-friendly event, so feel free to bring the kiddos along.

$38 - 21-and-over
$28 - Under 21 (no alcoholic beverages, obviously)
FREE - 5 and Under: (one child per paying adult)

NOTES: No outside beverages or coolers allowed. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only. All dates and times subject to change.

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Lü-Wow: Year Three
Jun
28
4:00 PM16:00

Lü-Wow: Year Three

Time to dig out those Hawaiian shirts and coconut bikinis. It's time for Lü-Wow! Join us in the backyard (weather pending...stupid weather) for an evening of food and fun.

Our friends at Solemn Oath Brewery will help us sling $4 cans of Lü Kolsch-style ale, as well as one of our summer favorites, LüTonic, on tap. We'll also be handing out raffle tickets from 4-6pm to anyone with a Hawaiian shirt on. At 6pm, we'll draw a winner of two tickets to Solemn Oath's upcoming party, Oath Day on June 9th (or a brewery tour if you can't make it).

Meanwhile, Chuck’s Wood-fired Pizza will be firing up some of his amazing pizzas to pair with your beer!

Party starts around 4pm and goes until it's over. 

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. No off-premise beverages allowed. Parking may be limited and is for tap room guests only

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FOOD TRUCK: Cheesie's Truck
Jun
29
3:00 PM15:00

FOOD TRUCK: Cheesie's Truck

Cheesie’s Truck will be behind the tap room grilling up everyone’s favorite cheesy sandwiches for lunch/dinner after our annual PRTRiathlon. We will be open to the public at 3PM this day.

Check out their MENU

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. All dates, times and tappings subject to change.

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Save the Date: Elgin City Limits - Five Year Anniversary Party
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Save the Date: Elgin City Limits - Five Year Anniversary Party

Relax...you have reached the Elgin City Limits.
Five years ago, we opened Plank Road Tap Room in a little cabin right on the edge of town...somewhere between nowhere and everywhere. On Saturday, August 3rd, help us celebrate the only way we know how...surrounded by great beer and even better friends.

We are going to switch things up a bit this year, so plan for an epic time. More details to come soon, so save the date!

Tickets will go on sale early July….stay tuned!

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. All dates, times and tappings subject to change.

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CANCELLED: Pierogi Jo's
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

CANCELLED: Pierogi Jo's

CANCELLED DUE TO THE STORM. You asked for it, and Pierogi Jo's has answered the call!

Join us Sunday, May 19th at 12pm for a Pierogi Lunch here at Plank Road Tap Room. Grab some tasty flavor pillows, a beer, and hang out on the porch, patio, or in the beer garden.

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. All dates, times and tappings subject to change.

Weather Pending

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FOOD TRUCK: Five Squared Pizza + Bakery
May
18
5:00 PM17:00

FOOD TRUCK: Five Squared Pizza + Bakery

New food truck alert!
We are excited to welcome a new truck to our weekend food rotations. Five Squared Pizza will be out at the Tap Room May 18th from 5p - 8p.
The menu for this event will be:
Detroit-Style 5” Squares: pepperoni and cheese
Dessert Squares: rice crispy treat, chocolate chip cookie, brownie

Date night done right!

NOTE: Service times are subject to change. We are a 21-and-over venue, no children please.

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Mother's Day Brunch with Nobel House
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Mother's Day Brunch with Nobel House

Tickets are now available….don’t wait! Space is limited.

This Mother's Day, we're thanking all of our favorite moms by hosting a Mother's Day Brunch! Featuring an amazing buffet menu of Chicken Apple Sausage, Fruit Salad, Avocado Toast, Prosciutto Melon Bites, Vegetable Quiche, Cheese Board, Spring Salad, Pastries, and Donut holes by our friends at Nobel House of Geneva! The moms in your life are sure to feel the love on their special day. Seating will be available in the log cabin, or outside in the beer garden!

We'll also be featuring Alan's beermosas! These drinks will be available while supplies last.

The brunch will run from 11am to 2pm on Sunday May 12, and we will be closed to the general public for the duration of the event.

Adult tickets are $37 and include brunch and one drink (beer, wine, or beermosa). Tickets for persons under the age of 21 are $25. Kids five and under can brunch with us for free per paying adult.

#MomLife #TheBrunchIsReal

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May
11
12:00 PM12:00

Bodem Release Celebration w/ Half Acre Beer Co.

Image: Half Acre Beer Co. (@halfacrebeer)

Image: Half Acre Beer Co. (@halfacrebeer)

On Saturday, May 11th, Half Acre is back at Plank Road Tap Room to celebrate the release of Bodem IPA. Loaded w/ Idaho 7, Mosaic Cryo & Cashmere hops, Bodem is primed to be your new go-to IPA!

If you know PRTR and Half Acre, you know that we’ve got more in store for you on Saturday. On top of this delicious IPA, we’ll have Galactic Double Daisy Cutter, Volo and Vim Woodford Rye Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter ON TAP. We’ll also have a $4 Daisy Cutter can special to help level-out your humours.

Join us on Saturday for a great beer lineup from one of our favorite Chicago breweries!

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Fundraiser - James is donating his tips to MS!
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

Fundraiser - James is donating his tips to MS!

MS is an unpredictable and often disabling disease. While we’ve come a long way in understanding and treating MS, there’s still so much more to do. That's why our bartender, James is participating and raising funds, and hopes he can count on you to help fuel progress. 100% of his tips that night will be donated to drive groundbreaking research and services to ensure people affected by MS have the resources they need to live their best lives.

If you’d rather donate directly to the cause, click here: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/Bruketa

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FOOD TRUCK: Pierogi Jo's
May
3
5:00 PM17:00

FOOD TRUCK: Pierogi Jo's

You asked for it, and Pierogi Jo's has answered the call!

Join us Friday, May 3rd at 5pm for another Pierogi Night here at Plank Road Tap Room. Grab some tasty flavor pillows, a beer, and hang out on the porch, patio, or in the beer garden.

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. All dates, times and tappings subject to change.

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Here's Waldo: A Lagunitas Tapping Event
Apr
20
4:20 PM16:20

Here's Waldo: A Lagunitas Tapping Event

We’re just going to leave this here and fill in the details later, man.

All you need to know right now can be summed up in three tidy bullets:

- We’ll be tapping Lagunitas Waldo’s Special Ale around 5pm, as well as some other TBD ‘Nitas beers.

- Perk N’Pickle Food Truck will be grilling up dinner in the backyard.
- You won’t want to miss this party if the last two years are any indication. 

NOTE: 21-and-over only, no kiddos. Parking may be limited and is for tap room party goers only.

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FOOD TRUCK: Cheesie's Truck
Apr
7
12:00 PM12:00

FOOD TRUCK: Cheesie's Truck

To kick off our beer cocktail weekend, Cheesie’s Truck will be behind the tap room grilling up everyone’s favorite cheesy sandwiches for lunch!

Check out their MENU

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. All dates, times and tappings subject to change.

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FOOD TRUCK: Puff Truck Pizza
Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

FOOD TRUCK: Puff Truck Pizza

If puff sandwiches and pizza nuggets sound like a thing you would enjoy while sipping on a beer-y beverage, you'll want to come out on Saturday, April 6th. Puff Truck - Pizza Puff Food Truck will be out back starting around 5pm . They'll wrap up when it slows down or they sell out of food, whichever comes first, so don't roll in too late if you're planning on eating their tastiness.

We will be crafting up craft beer cocktails in the tap room to pair with your puffs.

Cheers!

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Beer Cocktail Weekend
Apr
5
to Apr 6

Beer Cocktail Weekend

Back by popular demand...it's the Plank Road Tap Room Beer Cocktail Weekend!

Each day, starting right at noon, we'll be featuring one new beer cocktail. They'll be limited in supply each day, so you'll want to get in early before they're gone!

We're hoping for warmer weather by the end of the month, but this event will be held rain, snow, or shine!

COCKTAILS & FOOD TRUCKS
FRIDAY: "Sellable Bullshit" - Death Grip Coffee Brown with Bourbon, Licor 43 served with an orange slice.

SATURDAY: Twang Gose with Grand Marnier, Luxardo and Gin with an orange slice.
Food Truck: Puff Truck Pizza

SUNDAY: Beer Bloody Marys or Blunderbergs w/ Bier Stick option.
Food Truck: Cheesie's Truck (Grilled cheese sandwiches)

NOTE: We are a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. No outside beverages allowed. Parking may be limited depending on weather. Tom Cruise will not be bartending.

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Monthly Game Night
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Game Night

Join our hosts Tabletop & Brews for a fun evening of board games and beer (Or wine. Or cider. But mostly beer.)

There are always plenty of games to choose from, and the group loves to teach newcomers how to play. Or, bring some of your favorites from home, some friends and start your own table.

Grab dinner on your way or order in from our neighbors, or even munch on some Ream’s Bier Sticks (while supplies last).

NOTE: We are a 21-and-over venue.

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Beer by Candlelight - Earth Hour 2019
Mar
30
8:30 PM20:30

Beer by Candlelight - Earth Hour 2019

Plank Road Tap Room will once again be a proud participant of Earth Hour 2019. We will be turning off select lights in the tap room from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on Saturday March 30th to enjoy beer by candlelight!

This event is supported by various partnerships, landmarks, buildings, and cities around the globe in an effort to raise awareness about climate change and global warming.

Come join us!

For more info Visit: https://www.earthhour.org/

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. All dates, times and tappings subject to change.

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Special Tapping: Krombacher Brautradition Kellerbier
Mar
29
5:00 PM17:00

Special Tapping: Krombacher Brautradition Kellerbier

What’s a Kellerbier you ask?

Kellerbier is a type of German beer which is typically neither clarified nor pasteurised. Kellerbier can be either top- or bottom-fermented. The term Kellerbier literally translates as "cellar beer", referring to its cool lagering temperatures. Its recipe probably dates to the Middle Ages.

In comparison with most of today's filtered and pasteurised lagers, Kellerbier contains more of its original brewing yeast, as well as vitamins, held in suspension. As a result, it is distinctly cloudy, and is described by German producers as naturtrüb (naturally cloudy).

Swing by, give it a try……it won’t be here long!

Chuck’s Wood Fired Pizza will be out back firing up delicious pizzas to pair with your beer.

NOTE: We're a 21-and-over venue, so you'll need to leave the kiddos behind. All dates, times and tappings subject to change.

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Arts & Ales - March Edition
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Arts & Ales - March Edition

Our monthly coaster art night is back, now known as Arts and Ales!

Grab your favorite drawing utensils, some friends, a beer and a seat as we throw random, weird topics at you to draw on the backs of our PRTR coasters. Or, just draw whatever you'd like! All skill levels and styles are welcome.

Share this event with all your artsy (or not so artsy) friends, because the more the merrier.

NOTE: 21-and-over.
ARTWORK: Jeffrey Ward, Topnotch Tattoo

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Monthly Game Night
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Game Night

Join our hosts Tabletop & Brews for a fun evening of board games and beer (Or wine. Or cider. But mostly beer.)

There are always plenty of games to choose from, and the group loves to teach newcomers how to play. Or, bring some of your favorites from home, some friends and start your own table.

Grab dinner on your way or order in from our neighbors, or even munch on some Ream’s Bier Sticks (while supplies last).

NOTE: We are a 21-and-over venue.

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Tap Room CLOSED: Spiteful Beer & Cheese Pairing - SOLD OUT
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Tap Room CLOSED: Spiteful Beer & Cheese Pairing - SOLD OUT

One of our most popular ticketed events is back...it's time to pair beer and cheese once again!

This time around, we're partnering with our friends from Spiteful Brewing Company to pair four beers with four exquisite cheeses.  

The four beers we'll be pairing include:

  1. Twang Gose

  2. English Mild

  3. Spiteful IPA

  4. G.F. Y. Stout w/ Coffee

We'll start the evening with a reception from 6m-7pm so that you can relax after work and settle in.  Pairing service will begin at 7pm.  The Spiteful crew will be on site to discuss their brewery and beers while a Certified Cicerone explains each pairing and why they were selected.

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A Taste Of The Mild Life: A Collaboration Celebration
Mar
1
5:00 PM17:00

A Taste Of The Mild Life: A Collaboration Celebration

We've done it again, Kids! We managed to trick our friends at Crystal Lake Brewing to collaborate with us again. On Friday, March 1st, we're releasing our new collaboration right here at #plankroadtaproom!

To celebrate we'll have both the bourbon and rye editions of Crystal Lake's Boathouse Reserve barrel-aged series along with a cask of Too Much Cologne with a blend of gin botanicals!

BEER LIST:

*[Name TBD] English Dark Mild

*Boathouse Reserve [Bourbon Barrel-Aged]

*Boathouse Reserve [Rye Barrel-Aged]

*Too Much Cologne [As Always]

*A Cask of Botanical Too Much Cologne

We also have Chuck's Wood Fired Pizza coming out to serve some of their crowd favorites along with a custom pizza to pair with our collaboration beer!

Grab a friend, an Uber, or both and head in to Plank Road Tap Room to share in our latest collab with CLB.

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Doughnut Touch My Beer
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Doughnut Touch My Beer

****NEW DATE****
Due to the extreme cold, we had to reschedule this event to Monday February 11th. PLEASE NOTE: If you are a current ticket holder and unable to attend the new date, please notify us for a refund by Sunday Feb. 3rd. Tickets become non-refundable after 2.3.19. Thank you for your understanding.

SOLD OUT

We've partnered with Solemn Oath Brewery and Herb's Bakery for an evening of morning pastries and stellar beer.

Our friends at Solemn Oath (Naperville) have been making some of our favorite beers for over five years now.

Herb's is been an Elgin staple since their first year, 1954.  Located on Larkin Avenue, Herb's has been serving the Elgin area for decades with amazing baked goods.

The pairings:

  1. S.O.W & Raspberry Bismark

  2. B.O.C - Coconut & Danish w/ Almonds

  3. Crunch Dude & Mouse Ear

  4. M.I.B & Cinnamon Cake

We'll have a reception for ticket holders at 6pm.  The pairing will start around 7.

Tickets are $20 and include four pastries and a flight of SOB beer...also included, rad company and possibly some knowledge.

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Ring Around Elgin - Wedding Venue & Celebration Showcase
Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

Ring Around Elgin - Wedding Venue & Celebration Showcase

Plank Road Tap Room has decided to get in on the wedding game!

Stop by on Feb 10th to explore our rustic outdoor venue for your next event.

Look before you Book! Find the perfect location for your reception, rehearsal dinner, shower or special celebration in 2019.

Over a dozen unique venues in and around the Elgin area will be open for viewing. Meet their staff and other vendors such as florists, photographers and catering during your visit!

This is a self-guided tour so you can choose to visit a few or see them all!
If you would like to register for your complimentary tickets please visit www.exploreelginarea.com/ring-around-elgin/.

If you have question about our venue or want to check available dates, please email Katie Hofmann at katie@plankroadtaproom.com

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Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

Alan's Spirit Journey Formation Anniversary Celebration feat. Firestone Walker

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On Saturday, February 9th, join us as we reflect on the life and times of Alan Moreno. While he may not be the most approachable person in the building, he has played a vital role in getting the highest quality beer possible to Elgin.

Alan and the crew will be on hand to discuss memories and spin stories. Perhaps Alan will even share some of the wisdom he’s gathered during his 38 spins around our sun.

On the slim chance that this isn’t enough reason to drop in, we have selected some amazing beer from Alan’s all-time favorite brewery, Firestone Walker.

We will have…

  • [Barrelworks] Peachy Bones - French Oak-Aged Wild Saison

  • XXII [Twenty-Two] - Spirit Barrel-Aged Blended Ale

  • Mole Merkin - Brandy Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Stout w/ Cinnamon, Cocoa Nibs and Chilis

We are rounding-out the lineup with a few other beers that we’ll just surprise you with when you get here.

We open at noon and Alan is determined to make it [mostly] through the long haul. If you can, grab and Uber or Lyft. Parking is rough in the winter. Cheers!

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Game Night - February Edition
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Game Night - February Edition

Join our hosts Tabletop & Brews for a fun evening of board games and beer (Or wine. Or cider. But mostly beer.)

There are always plenty of games to choose from, and the group loves to teach newcomers how to play. Or, bring some of your favorites from home, some friends and start your own table.

Grab dinner on your way or order in from our neighbors, or even munch on some Ream’s Bier Sticks (while supplies last).

NOTE: We are a 21-and-over venue.

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