“It was a difficult decision,” says Justin Philips, who owns Beer Table and Beer Table Pantry with his wife Tricia. “Ultimately, we knew we couldn’t accomplish everything we wanted to in this space… we’re very excited about the new change.” Beer Table will move on to a bigger space.
Philips opened Beer Table in 2008 with the intention to create a great environment to enjoy craft beer. The list is a mixture of rare and commonly found brews, from places like Denmark, Italy, Germany and England. Local breweries are represented, and Beer Table has its own brew, made by Stillwater Artisanal.
“I always wanted this place to be more of a restaurant than a bar,” Philips told BeerUnion last August.
While the pair looks for a new Brooklyn space they will launch a traveling beer dinner series, the locations of which are currently being kept under wraps. “We have a few that have been pre-arranged, mostly in Brooklyn, but a couple just outside of NYC just for kicks,” Philips said.
Beer Table Pantry in Grand Central Station, which Phillips characterizes as a “beer convenience store” where commuters could buy “fancy brown paper bag beer,” will keep going strong.
While we’ll miss the intimate Beer Table environment on Seventh Avenue, we’re looking forward to what will come next from Justin and Tricia (pictured below)!