where to start???
well, although Birmingham Bridge is within the name, the Tavern is a very large block or two from the actual bridge. It's also worth noting its a block off the main drag on Sarah Street, as opposed to Carson.
All the geographic clarifications aside, this is a really neat place worth checking out.
Birmingham Bridge Tavern enters the ranks for beer lovers with a very different lineup of around 14 taps and 70 bottles. They have the obligatory bud and coors for everyone else.
They had a few of the Bell's/Kalamazoo beers that were tasty and some other interesting tap handles worth giving a second look and consideration towards.
This is a three-story bar, with two floors with bars and the third for private functions. Neat about this place is the third floor is available for events without an additional event rental charge. In this day and age that's a big deal, I think.
So, usually we find it easy to poke holes and drop the rating on the service side of things. The dear bartender gently moved the evening, drinks and food along. The chef/cook is a Culinary Institute grad formerly employed with the Colony House. A really friendly guy who even poured me a sample of a summer brew on tap I hadn't tried before.
So who are you going to find here? Local South Siders, blue collar folks at the end of their day and white collar folks out for dinner and drinks. A mixed crowd at ease with each other.
This is a friendly low key place off the main fast paced Carson Street. The people who own/work at this place are really classy and down to earth. Conversation friendly bunch.
I'll be back.