Changes are in store for one of Downtown's first growler stations as GS 1221 transforms into The Roost Pub and Cafe.
The move was announced last week via social media and management says they'll now feature a full bar, three different curries, and as always, more than 150 beers to choose from.
GS 1221 opened four years ago on the ground level of the 1221 Broadway Lofts when the only other bar was Still Golden down the way on Pearl Parkway. Now, Social Spot is down the way, as are La Roca and Artisan Distillery, and the projects off Grayson including The Modernist, Grayze, Shuck Shack, and The Bin.
Owner Frank Pakuszewski said the changes were a response to the changing market.
"Four years ago, we opened up with craft beer and wine and snackable food," Pakuszewski, "But tastes change."
Nowadays, with craft beer almost as pervasive as big brands, Pakuszewski saw the need to adapt. He hopes to retain the neighborhood bar vibe with classic cocktails and a lineup of three curries, tacos, and sandwiches choose from. Pakuszewski says the hours will remain the same: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
Brunch, which consists of chicken and waffles, a steak and eggs sandwich, mimosas, bloodies and bucket specials, will still be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
"We're melding together a few things we love with The Roost," Pakuszewski said.
For its grand opening this Friday, May 11, The Roost will feature music by DJ Steven Lee Moya, photo booth station by The Hitch, and a visit from Patient Paws Mobile Vet concierge vet service. The party starts at 6:30 p.m.
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