Yesterday, on a whim, we decided to swing over to the westside to see if the new Broken Top Bottle Shop (taking over the old Abbey Pub space) was open yet; I knew that they had been planning to open by this weekend but hadn’t seen any updates online about it, so at the very least we figured we’d drive by (and if not, try out the new Brother Jon’s Alehouse downtown).
Good thing we did, and our timing was perfect: they did in fact open just at 4:30pm—we got there about 4:45, saw that the paper covering the windows was down and a bunch of people were inside, apparently people were lined up outside waiting on them!
So, we stopped, got a table (there were four of us, and we were kid-free for the evening), and I’m pleased to say that not only was it busy but we had excellent beers, excellent food, and for only opening within the hour there were remarkably few opening day snags (and the few they had were completely understandable).
They have 10 or 12 good beers on tap, and are starting with a strong menu; among the four of us we had the pulled pork sandwich, Philly sandwich French dip, Caesar salad with salmon, and Reuben sandwich. They are going to be open 7 days a week (including today!) from 11 to 10pm I believe, so get down there and check them out.