If BM&T wasn’t busy enough hiring for The Beer Belly, they are also full-steam ahead at 1110 Madison Avenue’s newest two-story watering hole: the Madison Pour House. BM&T’s sixth project is located on BM&T’s favorite area in Albany, smack next to its sister bars The Point and Junior’s, and its sister restaurant Cafe Madison.
(Joe Hinners, left, part owner of The Beer Belly, and Dan Savage, right, General Manager of The Pour House)
Through all their renovating this week to create the new Madison Pour House, we hope they salvage the computer system from the location’s last establishment, Mahar’s Public Bar, which tracked clientele’s beer tastes and preferences.
Madison Pour House promises 10 bottles of wine by the glass, more than 30 drafts, over 100 bottles and 3 cask beers, according to co-owner Brian Viglucci. As for what will be on tap, the owners are dedicated to supporting local craft beers like Crossroads Brewing Co.
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“Think lots of local cheeses, charcuterie, sharable plates like mini pretzel bites, chocolate fondue to pair with our stouts,” explains Viglucci. “All the food from the Pour House will be cooked with beer or go well with it.”
As for the opening date, we will have to wait for the middle of November to get a table, although Viglucci did tell us they are trying to develop a few test-run opening parties for their newsletter subscribers and regulars.