Good food and drink news just keeps on coming for the Village of Williamsville. The Moor Pat craft beer bar opened their doors softly last weekend to lucky Thanksgiving beer lovers. The exciting new craft beer bar, just steps away from the recently opened tapas/wine Billybar, will offer locals an extensive selection of local and international beers seven days a week.
The old-world style tavern is located at 78 East Spring Street, next to the Williamsville Water Mill, adjacent to Billybar. The building was Sweet Jenny’s for many years, then Farmers & Artisan’s and then Nickel City Cheese. It was originally built in 1836 and at one point was an old shoemakers home and business.
As Every good pub should, the place has a cozy feel with lots of rich wood, tidy lighting, and exposed original wood and beams – reminiscent of the Angel Inn at Niagara-on-the-Lake. In keeping with the crafted ambiance Moor Pat has a custom made tap tower and tap handles. The beer plan is to rotate the draft and bottle list of American Micros and European imported beers – twenty drafts and twenty bottles. These will include styles such as IPA’s, Imperial IPA’s, stouts, porters, saisons, Belgian Ales, Danish and Germans.
The tempting, albeit limited, food menu consists of artisan sausages from Spar’s European Sausages Shop and hand cut french fries with dipping sauces. Great beer, fries and Spar’s sausage sounds like a grand slam to me.
Moor Pat soft opened this past weekend with limited fare. They plan to have food and a full bar going by this week. The bar is co-owned by Peter Braun and Mike Shatzel (Coles, Blue Monk, Liberty Hound, Moor Pat and Allen Burger Venture). It will be open Mon-Fri at 4pm, Sat -Sun. opening at noon. Closing times will depend on nightly crowds.
Wondering about the name? According to the Nittany Epicurean it is “Tap Room” spelled backward.