Heads/Up: Sprecher taps far West Side

2 Sep

Via Jeff over at MadisonBeerReview, it appears as if a new beer bar is on the way in the far reaches of West Madison office park/chain restaurant Hell.  Slated to inhabit the old Houlihan’s space at Old Sauk and John Q Hammons, a new pub called Sprecher Pub Restaurant promises lots of Sprecher beer on offer, though more in the tradition of a tied house than brewpub.  No plans to brew on-site (tricky legal issues of course, which Jeff skillfully explains), and there will be non-Sprecher beers as well, though to what extent is unknown.  The West Side has surely been a craft beer wasteland til this point, unless you’re into Old Chicago-style beer clubs.  Here’s to hoping their beer list goes beyond Sprecher and your standard pub/chain restaurant tap offerings.  Thanks for the heads-up, Jeff!

3 Responses to “Heads/Up: Sprecher taps far West Side”

  1. Chris Sullivan September 9, 2009 at 5:31 PM #

    Ahh. I love Madison. Only here will you find the most conceited blend of yuppies and hippies. Chain restaurant hell, hm? Let’s put them out of business…and watch the economy’s bottom drop out.

    Keep running around with your nose in the air!

    • 43north89west September 9, 2009 at 5:42 PM #

      Chris – I don’t pretend to eschew chain restaurants (or other retail establishments) completely and their impact on any economy is obviously an important one, but the landscape out west of the Beltline has developed into a completely generic business/consumer park that could be found ad nauseum on the outskirts of any metro area in the nation. Personally, I live in Madison largely for the great diversity of locally-owned establishments offering a wide range of ethnic cuisines and consumer goods. A quick glance at your e-mail address makes it clear you have a vested interest in one of said chain restaurants so I can see where you’re coming from, but if you think it’s snobby to want to support independent and locally-owned businesses then I think it is you with your head in the clouds.

      • Marcia D January 31, 2010 at 3:54 PM #

        I agree with the 43X89 response to Chris’s post. I consider myself neither a yuppy or a hippie. I have been a farmer. I like the idea of supporting local farmers and business.
        I hope you aren’t living in a glass house while you throw the disparaging stones.
        I’m glad this is another option for those of use who were transplanted here from Milwaukee to have this option. Does that make Milwaukee folks as much of a snot as you?

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