Go inside: Hoppin’ team opening new self-serve bar named Pinhouse in Plaza Midwood

Go inside: Hoppin’ team opening new self-serve bar named Pinhouse in Plaza Midwood
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Rich Moyer and Drew Nesemeier, the guys behind Hoppin’, are launching a new self-serve bar named Pinhouse in Plaza Midwood. It’ll open in late June.

“We are really excited about bringing something new to the city and expanding Plaza Midwood while also connecting it with Common Wealth,” said owner Rich Moyer. “We are just really excited to get Pinhouse open.”

“We are planning on opening to the public the third week in June. We have big plans for a grand opening a few weeks after opening so we can run through our system and processes with our staff.”

Pinhouse is taking the space formerly occupied by Midwood Cleaners. The exact address is 2306 Central Ave., two blocks away from Resident Culture Brewing.

The two-story building at 2306 Central Ave. is 6,023 square feet and will include 72 self-pour taps — 22 downstairs and 50 upstairs. For comparison, Hoppin’ is 4,600 square feet and has 60 taps.

Pinhouse will use the same iPourIt dispense technology with wristbands as Hoppin’. The beer system was setup by FN Beer Guys. I’ve been super impressed with the execution of Hoppin’ in South End, and I’m pumped for Rich and Drew — both great guys.

Layout and design: The taproom will have a distinct 1920s vibe. Think Great Gatsby. Expect a classic color palate equipped with lots of gold, navy, burgundy and dark green accents. Emilie Moseley and Rosarae Drury of Vignette Interior Design are designing the Pinhouse space (they also did Hoppin’).

What’s different: Pinhouse will feature four duckpin bowling lanes with online reservations that can be reserved for either a half-hour or an hour. If you’re not familiar, duckpins are shorter, smaller and lighter bowling pins that you try to knock down with a ball that’s a little bigger than a softball. Pinhouse will also feature a stage for live music, huge outdoor patio, lots of TVs, good parking.

Food situation: Pinhouse will be partnering with Chef Rob from Kre8 on a full time food truck (Tuesday-Sunday). And expect more food trucks during events throughout the week. Oh, and if you’re a restauranteur, the space next to Pinhouse is available for lease.

Okay, here’s a look at current construction status.


bowling at pinhouse

Pinhouse will have four duckpin bowling lanes

front entrance at pinhouse

beers at pinhouse

garage door pinhouse

taps at pinhouse

inside pinhouse

duckpin bowling pinhouse

parking lot pinhouse

back porch pinhouse

Back porch

outside at pinhouse

Outdoor space that’ll have astroturf in stadium-style bench seating


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