OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) — First there was the Blue Bride, then there was Brew Bridge. A new brewery looking to be the first of it’s kind is coming to Owensboro and it will be the first in the downtown area in decades.
“This has been about a 3-4 year process from conceptualization to actually getting it going,” said Brew Bridge owner David Haynes.
Brew Bridge will be located at 800 West Second Street and will be just under 5,000 square feet. It will also have an outdoor patio with its own bar, a rare feature to find in the city.
“We’ll have a little bit of everything. We plan on having 168 different recipes our first year so we will be brewing all the time,” said Brew Bridge Owner Max Garvin.
David Haynes and Max Garvin also own Escape Today, located just steps away from their new business. With Escape today right next door, the owners say their end goal is for the two businesses to work together to give people more options for entertainment all in one location.”
“We believe that the big problem with small business in Owensboro is small business owners build a business that they would like to shop at or they would like to drink at and they don’t really take their customers in mind,” said Haynes.
Haynes says they have plans for arcade games, live music, corn-hole and ax throwing later down the road. Some are excited about the new activities but others say they’re going to stick to the basics.
“Normally when I think of beer I see darts or pool hall but that’s just me. That’s what I grew up around. We wish them the best but I think we’ll still have our own that come in here. We still offer what we offer and we’re not going to change that,” said Donna Jackson.
“We’re just really excited to get this project off the ground that’s really what it boils down to. We can’t wait to start brewing,” said Haynes.
Brew Bridge is set to open late this spring.
(This story was originally published on March 4, 2020)