You order a draft beer.
The guy behind the counter goes over to an espresso machine with a pint glass.
You say, “Sir, I think you may be confused. I ordered a beer, not an espresso.”
He says, “No, totally. Caught that part.”
Behold the beverage-related innovation inside of Taproom Coffee, a new coffee shop and beer bar from a former Empire State South coffee counter vet who went ahead and rigged an espresso machine to pour beer, hoping to open next week in Kirkwood.
It’s a casual neighborhood spot. You’ve got your walnut communal tables, your Edison bulbs dangling from baby blue cords and your French-bistro-style stools at the window bar.
When you feel like starting your morning slow, head in around 7am. Thumb through the paper. Sip a cortado. Stop being hungry by ordering a lemon bar or a pretzel or something. They’re outsourcing their foodstuffs from places like the Spotted Trotter and H&F Bread Co.
And when it’s a more appropriate time to consume alcohol, go back for a beer. Yes, it’ll be poured out of that espresso machine turned beer tower the owner has affectionately dubbed a “beerspresso machine.”
Seems like there should really be a ™ after that.