Metropolitan Brewing is planning a new tasting room in Avondale, and on Wednesday they shared the first glimpse of the their plans. Ownership posted blueprints for the tasting room, which includes seating for 144. It's part of their upcoming 20,000-square-foot facility at 3057 N. Rockwell St., the same development where Metropolis Coffee Co.'s roasting garage stands after they moved three months ago.
The blueprint shows 18 seats at the bar, with 18 round tables surrounding the taproom and 12 more rectangular tables that provide seating for 144. It's a 2,600-square-foot tap room, and Metropolitan will eventually move all brewing operations to the building from their current space in Ravenswood. Metropolitan founder Tracy Hurst wrote via email that they're not quite ready to share all their plans for the taproom but they'll have more to release in 2016.
No, they won't serve their own food inside the taproom. And Hurst didn't clarify if the tasting room would allow outside food, either, but it's tough not to think of the delicious possibilities, as the tap room's closed to Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Pork Shoppe and Kuma's corner. Good Beer Hunting first reported news on the taproom. More on this project as Hurst and Co. share news.