Photos by Kiera Franks.
One of the internet’s favorite trends these days is the ever-classic “glow-up”, showing how you have morphed yourself from humble beginnings to a true showstopper over the years. Fourth Street Bar and Grill is no exception to this, as they tackled remodels to both their space and menu this new year to become the new-and- improved, Fourth Street Taproom and Kitchen.
The decision to take on the remodel was anchored in the bar’s history, according to management.
“It has been 10 years since the grand opening, and we wanted to re-energize the space while sticking to our roots. We want our loyal customers to come in with the same mindset that Fourth Street is still a welcoming neighborhood bar. . .however, we will continue to add new and exciting elements that will keep our regulars and new customers coming back and wanting more.”
As far as what is changing, fear not! Everyone’s beloved karaoke night and Tower Hour aren’t going anywhere. The main differences include sprucing up the interior with a new paint job, updates to furniture and decor, and new additions to the menu.
Expect your palette to be expanded through four new appetizers, eight new entrees, and a list of 12 new craft cocktails.
“Our favorite is the Coconut Conniption,” said Fourth Street staff. “[It] has fresh coconut juice along with a mix of tropical elements… as for food, if we had to choose, our favorite entree is the Braised Ribs…for appetizers, we love the new Bugsy Siegel. Priced at only $7, you get a stack of potato balls filled with cheese, bacon, and green onion. They’re delicious.”
Overall, it is still the same Fourth Street that you know and love, just with a few updates and some TLC. Not much to complain about there. All of these updates doesn’t mean that Fourth Street has gotten too boujee either, you can still expect the same great prices as always.
“We anticipate our customer base seeing an elevated experience overall. Fourth Street will continue to be a fun and youthful environment within a price range that is appealing to our customers’ eyes.”
So if you’re looking for some upscale fun on a budget this weekend, or you’re tired of your feet sticking to the floor at other unnamed campus bars, be sure to check out Fourth Street’s new digs! •
Fourth Street Taproom and Kitchen is located at 1810 N. Fourth St. and is open 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. weekends