River City Brewing in Wichita adding garage doors, big patio

River City Brewery owner Chris Arnold is adding a big patio on the building’s north side.

River Town Brewery proprietor Chris Arnold is adding a significant patio on the building’s north facet.

The Wichita Eagle

Outside patios are common hangout places at Wichita breweries, which get bonus points if retractable garage doorways allow for breezes and buyers to circulate inside of.

Now, Wichita’s oldest neighborhood brewery — River Town Brewing Organization at 150 N. Mosley in Outdated City — is ending up a large remodel undertaking that will get it caught up on the craze.

The brewery — which when it opened in 1993 was just one of just a handful of dining establishments working in Previous City — is in the process of incorporating a significant downstairs patio on the building’s north-dealing with facet. When it opens, probable in a few of months, it will be able to hold 15 new tables, each individual of which will be in a position to seat at the very least 4 people today.

Superior nonetheless, the new patio will not only be lined overhead by an present deck but it also will be related to the brewery’s key eating home by 3 retractable garage doors.

“It’ll be open up and airy and just have a pleasurable sense,” mentioned Arnold, introducing that he enjoys the garage doors at restaurants like The Monarch and The Belmont.

In the past, the brewery has experienced some out of doors seating, but most of it was on the upstairs deck and connected to the brewery’s celebration house, which is not generally utilised for the duration of regular small business hrs. It was inconvenient and inefficient to have servers likely up and down the stairs to go to to outside buyers, Arnold said.

The brewery also has a couple of tables on the front west-dealing with deck, but to entry them, servers would have to maneuver via crowds waiting for tables, which was also not suitable.

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Crews worked this 7 days on the new patio addition on the north aspect of River Metropolis Brewing Corporation in Wichita’s Previous Town district. Denise Neil The Wichita Eagle

Outside eating was in demand for the duration of COVID-19, and Arnold explained he made the decision it was time to shift. He worked with the metropolis to get acceptance to broaden the walkway on the building’s north side, and he also experienced to get permission to move the wheelchair ramp, which is now on the northeast corner of the building.

Arnold claims he designs to stain the just-set up concrete area of the patio and will also include some railing and overhead lights. What remains of the flaking mural on that facet of the developing will continue to be.

The key dining home is in a little bit of disarray at the minute, with plywood covering the holes in the wall in which the garage doorways are going. But once it’s all performed, the inside of will be flooded with gentle, Arnold stated.

Clients have been psyched as they’ve viewed building progress, he explained.

“This is unquestionably the foreseeable future,” he stated. “Everyone wants to be outdoors.”

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Denise Neil has included dining establishments and leisure considering the fact that 1997. Her Dining with Denise Facebook website page is the go-to location for diners to get information about area restaurants. She’s a frequent decide at regional meals competitions and speaks to teams all above Wichita about eating.