Like its Cincinnati forbearer, the Ohio City taproom is built with the idea of a comfortable setting plays a prominent role in enjoying a craft beer.
The bar can seat up to 20 people, and holds 18 taps – enough to handle a full lineup of Bad Tom Smith’s core beers, plus four that will rotate between drafts from the homebrewer’s program, collaboration beers, and experimental brews. TapHunter digital menus will display the daily beer choices, and orders will be able to be taken at multiple places around the bar – and from the tables.
Patrons will be able to relax on couches that face W. 25th St. and people watch while they sip on their favorite Bad Tom Smith brew, or catch the latest game on one of the 3 big screen TVs placed throughout the taproom. Food and beer orders can be placed from tables – there will be servers both behind the bar and on the floor to provide Bad Tom Smith’s guests with the best experience possible.
The food will be provided by Orale Contemporary Mexican Kitchen. Food options range from chili to tamales to pepperoni pizza – a little something for everyone while they enjoy the beer and the atmosphere.
“Our objective is to be able to provide food in 15 minutes or less,” said Bad Tom Smith President Sheryl Gittins. “We really are focused on not just the best beer and the best experience, but also service that is professional and efficient.”
Tours of the brewery, located in the basement, will be available, as well as private brewing sessions. This is in addition to the monthly Home Brewer’s Shoot Out program, which will enable two talented home brewers to craft their beers on our 2-BBL Stout system.
But the best part of the taproom will be the people.
“What’s really important is the patron has a direct connection to the people serving the beer,” Gittins said. “How often do you get to share something with someone who makes the beer or can tell you something extra about the beer? Our people, from brewers to managers to servers, will all bring a perspective and an energy that will be imparted to the patrons, and create a synergy between them.”
“The story of Bad Tom Smith, the outlaw, is a story of redemption, ultimately, and that’s a great story,” Gittins added. “We want to always have a story to tell – and to create – in our taprooms!”
Address: 1836 West 25th St. Cleveland OH 44113
Monday: 4:30pm – 11:00pm
Tuesday: 4:30pm – 11:00pm
Wednesday: 4:30pm – 11:00pm
Thursday: 4:30pm – 11:00pm
Friday: 4:30pm – 2:00am
Saturday: 11:00am – 2:00am
Sunday: 11:00am – 10:00pm