Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Tapp'd Bethesda grand opening Wednesday

Tapp'd Bethesda, which has been in a soft-opening mode since Saturday afternoon, will officially open tomorrow, May 4, at 2:00 PM. The first 50 guests through the door will receive a ticket for a free draft beer of the 42 available. 100 bottled or canned beers are also sold at Tapp'd.

Samples of menu items will be available between 4:00 and 6:00 PM, and Tapp'd signature drafts will be $4 all day. Many of those beers are from the state of Maryland.

A pre-Civil War reclaimed wood bar top caps off decor designed to recall "the golden age of Bethesda and the nation," according to a press release. While dropping the DJ and dancing of predecessor Union Jack's, Tapp'd is keeping the state-of-the-art sound system and televisions for sporting events.

The target audience has shifted from college and recent graduates to "playful adults," with skee-ball, air hockey, foosball and pool providing entertainment. Late night happy hours will occur nightly, and live acoustic music will liven things up on weekends.

Tapp'd's logo incorporates the colors of the Maryland flag, and that is part of the establishment's branding. "We are excited to blend Maryland and Bethesda pride with great brews and food," general manager Robert Cousins said Monday. It will be one of the few nightspots to take advantage of the new 3:00 AM closing time in Montgomery County on Friday and Saturday nights; Tapp'd will close at 2:00 AM on all other nights of the week. 11:00 AM will be the opening time daily.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

A pre-Civil War reclaimed wood bar top caps off decor designed to recall 'the golden age of Bethesda and the nation,' according to a press release."

Wow... are they glorifying the days of slavery?

Anonymous said...

3am closing time? Nice, just like DC. Was this a result of Riemer's night-time economy task force?

Anonymous said...

Great work by Hans and his nighttime task force, further reassuring the good citizens of Bethesda that they made the right choice in 2014.

I thoroughly look forward to frequently this place.

Anonymous said...

Dyer has been building up the opening of this place as if it was Christmas. Good lord man- get a life!

Anonymous said...

Is this place run by a racist? Seems ridiculous to use something from the Civil War. Hans is is at it again!

Anonymous said...

@ 6:54 AM - "Builds it up like Christmas"... then sleeps through it. LOL

Anonymous said...

Dyer you should spend your time protesting this racist joint rather than Westbard- Birdbrain

Anonymous said...

M O R I B U N D

Anonymous said...

Robert - could you talk to the availability of non-alcoholic beer flavored beverages they will have since you are obviously a sober-minded individual afraid of having fun! Birdbrain

Anonymous said...

Trollies are hoppin around like .... nervous things. Wonder what that's about.

Anonymous said...

Dyer- quit sleeping! if you weren't so lazy you may be getting paid to write this biased BS!

Anonymous said...

7:15: Right, much better to be a biased fakerooni troll on his blog, eh? Idiot.

Anonymous said...

@7:23 Dyer- is that you?

Anonymous said...

7:30 Nope.

Anonymous said...

"Fakerooni"

No, the phrase you want is "Ed Rooney".

Anonymous said...

736 I believe you about as much as I believe Dyer doesn't live in his mom's basement.

Anonymous said...

Andy Rooney?
"Do I have opinions that might piss people off? Yes - that's what I'm here for."

Anonymous said...

758- Dyer's existence pisses people off

Anonymous said...

8:12 as does yours

Anonymous said...

8:23 Burn!!!

Anonymous said...

Dyer finally reports this place is open 3 days after other news outlets.

Anonymous said...

"3am closing time? Nice, just like DC. Was this a result of Riemer's night-time economy task force?"

Yes, it was. Owners now have a number of expanded options when it comes to closing time, food/drink ratios, buying directly from in-state breweries, etc. There's still more work to be done, especially when it comes to the DLC, but the county's undeniably been heading in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

@9:25 3 days late is record timing for Dyer

Anonymous said...

Still waiting on the article after Lord & Taylor was awarded $31M in their case against Lerner...

Anonymous said...

Kudos to Hans Riemer for continuing to prop up the county's nighttime economy!

And kudos to Mr. Dyer for keeping us well informed on the success of the initiative!

Anonymous said...

There hasn't been this much troll activity here since the days preceding the crash and burn of the BethesdaNOW blog.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the "lone troll" talking point?

Anonymous said...

11:33 - Dyer is sleeping!

Anonymous said...

@12:18 no he isnt sleeping- he is working his shift at Citgo

Anonymous said...

They realized it didn't make sense because they were saying there was one "lone troll" and insisting it was AK or SH or MoCo operatives or Equity One PR or council member PR, etc.

Anonymous said...

@12:28 PM = Andrew Metcalf. He's a sneaky one.

Anonymous said...

ALL HAIL HANS RIEMER ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US

Anonymous said...

Come on dude really?

Anonymous said...

Again... Grow old and stop race baiting.

Anonymous said...

Come on dude, you know it's "the lone troll" He's getting paid handsomely by the competitor site and the MoCo Machine and their developer friends

Anonymous said...

Don't forget he's also AK and SH