Downtown's gourmet doughnut shop Donut Bar has just debuted a brand expansion, including a new beer bar and evening service on weekends, Ian Anderson reports. The shop—usually only open from 7 or 8 a.m. to when it sells out before noon— is now open on Friday and Saturdays at 5 p.m. with fresh donuts and 20+ local beers to choose from. Yes, donut and beer pairings await you.
The beer bar is actually separate from the donut bar (including transaction-wise), added as part of an expansion into an adjacent space that has completely remodeled the ground floor:
The counter runs parallel to the sidewalk with the line forming to the right, rather than a line out the door. Where the original counter used to be, you may now watch bakers knead long strands of dough.
There are some 20 beers to choose from, including a signature donut porter from Resident Brewing, as well as beer floats including this insanely decadent version made with Mission Brewery Hard Root Beer, soft serve ice ream and a doughnut on top. There is also mention of a savory, calzone-like doughnut for the adventurous.
Status: Certified open at 631 B Street at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. (619) 255-6360. Official Website here.