It's safe to say that South Park's excited about the impending opening of Brabant Bar & Café. Eater readers have been asking us for an update, and at the last South Park Walkabout, proprietor Adam Parker, dressed as a Belgian beer gnome, says they dished up 55 pounds of Belgian frites in 45 minutes.
Belgian beer and food fans won't have to wait much longer; Brabant is aiming to open by San Diego Beer Week. Parker, a South Park resident, is currently transitioning the former Vagabond into a faithful rendition of an old world Belgian beer bar and restaurant.
He's amassing a collection of antique Belgian movie posters to decorate the walls and scouting for traditional glassware to serve the Belgian beers that'll flow from the 16 taps; the goal is to offer each brewery's proper glassware whenever possible. An underutilized back space will turn into a showcase gallery for the glassware and have a small seating nook. Parker tells Eater that he's transplanting another element from the old beer bars of Belgium by installing a pinball machine at Brabant, a vintage 1971 Flash Gordon.
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