If you were excited about the sneak peek from three weeks ago these photos could very well blow your mind (I know my jaw hit the floor on multiple occasions). First let me say that (as others have noted) the new opening date for Meridian Pint is looking like it’ll be June 17th give or take a few days.
But back to the table taps. Holy freaking cow these things are awesome. I believe these are the first table taps in any bar/restaurant in DC. So they are located in the lower level in the Joint Chiefs section. There are currently two tables set up with table taps (with a possibility of adding a third). There are two taps per table and the patrons simply swipe their card and have at it. As this bar celebrates American Craft Beers (more on that in a second) you’re not likely to find Schlitz on these table taps (no disrespect to Schlitz). They are unbelievable cool:
Meridian Pint Owner John Andrade shows the table taps to Sam Adams Founder Jim Koch (wearing sport coat)
Meridian Pint Owner John Andrade show table tap to Dogfish Brewery Founder Sam Calagione (right)
Lots more photos of the space and more on American Craft Brew masters visit after the jump.
Completed mural on the first floor.
First floor restaurant space
Table first floor restaurant space
Booths and tables first floor restaurant space
Table taps lower level
Bar lower level
A couple of pool tables going in lower level
So how did it come to be that that founders of Sam Adams and Dogfish Brewery wound up checking out Meridian Pint? Well the Savor convention was going on in DC and various American Craft Beer Masters were in town.
Photo by PoPville flickr user sciascia
They heard about Meridian Pint’s concept through their reps and took the opportunity to check it out in person. I can tell you since I was there, they were just as impressed with the table taps as I was. They were also very complimentary to the space in general. The photos above don’t even really do justice to how great the space looks.
Meridian Pint team with Sam Adams Founder Jim Koch
Dogfish brewery founder Sam Calagione takes a photo of the table taps for himself
Meridian Pint team listens to Dogfish brewery founder Sam Calagione (Meridian Pint’s Beer Director, Sam Fitz in red shirt)