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Evanston Gets a Pour-Your-Own-Beer Bar on Monday

Midnight Pig Tap Room is from Nevin’s Pub’s former owners

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Midnight Pig Tavern will serve its namesake’s beer.
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The self-serve beer bar craze is coming to suburban Evanston. From the same company which ran Tommy Nevin’s Pub, the bar that closed in November after 27 years, Midnight Pig Tap Room will open on Monday across the street from Nevin’s at 1557 Sherman Road. That’s the same address as Pete Miller’s Steakhouse and Seafood, which is also owned by the Sonas Hospitality.

Though Midnight Pig and the steakhouse share the same address, they’re separate entities, as the new taproom is a more affordable price point that may even draw Northwestern University students and others who patronized Nevin’s. It’ll also serve food including burgers, Korean-style chicken wings, plus fish and chips using Nevin’s old recipe. Appetizers start at $9 while the priciest items is the bacon beer filet tips at $14.

The 2,200-square-foot bar seats 125 people. It’ll have 30 self-serve taps using the PourMyBeer platform. That’s the same touchscreen technology used at Chicago bars Tapster and Navigator Taproom. While servers will bring out food, customers just grab a glass, punch the touchscreen to select the beer they want, and pour their own beers. The Midnight Pig beer line’s is a spinoff of Nevin’s Brewing and the beers are brewed in Plainfield.

Check out the food menu below. Midnight Pig opens on Monday.

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