Black Bear Bread Company has announced the reopening of its natural wine bar Bar Room, which temporarily closed in March due to the COVID pandemic. Located next door from sister café Black Bear Bread Co., the Bar Room ranked in ‘The South’s Best Bars 2020’ by Southern Living Magazine. The elegant yet comfortable space offers a snacks & sharables-inspired menu based around Black Bear’s vibrant natural wine program.
The Bar Room has now expanded with new evening hours along with additional seating via a newly-constructed deck, offering an inviting covered, open-air ambiance.
“Bar Room offers a more grown-up evening vibe, something a little different from our all-day café vibe,” said Phil McDonald, Black Bear Bread Co. executive chef and co-owner. “Dave & I took several trips around the country prior to finalizing the concept to round out the creative details for it. We wanted to offer locals a day-to-evening space unlike anything else in the area with the same quality and delivery that we bring to our daytime coffee and dining experience.”
In this episode, hang out with partners Dave Rauschkolb and Phil McDonald of Black Bear Bread Co. & Bar Room. Learn more about these celebrated locals, including how they met, got started in the industry and developed the Black Bear campus. Chef Phil showcases a few of his favorite dishes including Outlaw Oysters, Marinated Cucumbers and a BLT you have to see to believe!
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Craft beers on tap include offerings from Grayton Beer Company, Idyll Hounds Brewing Company and Oyster City Brewing Company. Local farm-raised oysters from small-batch purveyors like Pelican Oyster Company and Outlaw Oyster are among the menu highlights alongside seafood favorites like classic shrimp cocktail with house-made cocktail sauce, Gulf Shrimp ceviche served with house-made bagel chips, smoked wahoo rillette, and impressive cheese & charcuterie offerings, among other items.
The opening of Bar Room introduced a retail wine component centered specifically around Black Bear’s thoughtfully curated natural wine program. A rotating mix of 40+ bottles is available for retail purchase for both dining in or to-go, a welcome addition for wine lovers seeking rare biodynamic wines made with minimal intervention.
“Bar Room is a perfect spot for a relaxed happy hour with friends or a nice dinner for guests who want to linger for awhile and not feel so rushed,” said McDonald.