Things keep getting better at the downtown gastropub that just opened in July at the corner of Second & St. Clair. Their new outdoor sign is being installed today and they will be rolling out their fall menu tomorrow.
As Mudlick Tap House owner Jen Dean shares, with a new kitchen and a lot more seats than their previous Germantown location, it takes time to learn what works and what doesn’t in a new place. Like most new business, they are making adjustments, starting to figure out when their busiest times are so they can staff accordingly and learning the flow of the space.
The fall menu adds some items they’ve been running as specials and introduces some new items like pan seared scallops, chicken tenders and chili cheese fries as well as a vegan saute while removing some of the items that weren’t working aa well. Jen shares, “We’ve payed special attention to menu items that allow our guests to be in and out for their lunch hour.”
If you catch them between lunch and dinner take advantage of their “Happiness Hour” which runs from 3-6pm Monday through Friday, offers $2 off their shareable and small plates and draft beer, as well at 1/2 off bottles of wine. Jen says they’ve been steadily getting busier and “we’re already booking lots of holiday parties in our 2nd floor venue, it’s great for groups of 30 on up to a group of 140 from Square One Salon for their staff celebration .”
They recently rolled out their Saturday and Sunday brunch, which starts at 11am, and Jen told us “the bloody mar bar has been a big hit with our housemate pickled veggies and the crab hash is our shining star brunch entree, so far.”
The industrial rustic space with sleek stainless countertop bar, exposed brick walls and handmade wooden tables make for an inviting space for a casual meal. A small patio out front allows for al fresco dining, when the weather cooperates. And while it can be a little noisy in the building, Jen says they’ll be ordering some sound control panels for the ceiling very soon! Stop by for a meal, and tell them DaytonDining sent you!