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Bourbon, Bar Food & Beer Taps: The Reinvention of The Tavern at the Beach

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[Photos: Candice Woo]

The Tavern at the Beach is getting close to unveiling an all new look and concept, after over 15 years in operation on Pacific Beach's main drag.

The Verant Group's transformation of the space includes an expanded patio, two bars with 30 beer taps each, a bourbon and beer cocktail program and for the first time, a kitchen. Kevin Templeton, the chef at downtown's barleymash, is centering the menu around the bread of the moment - pretzel bread - which at The Tavern will come in many forms, including garlic butter pretzel sticks served with booze-infused mustard and serrano pepper beer cheese. The house made bread, shaped into Texas toast, is also the basis for a burger topped with aged cheddar and ale aioli.

For a beer fan, the most exciting additions are the six tables that line the glass-walled keg room; each table comes with its own private beer tap and keg menu. You'll be able to reserve a table for your group and drink to your heart's content; the bar will just measure how much your party drains from the keg.
· The Tavern at the Beach [Official Site]
· All Plywood Reports on Eater [~ESD~]