Tapville – An Exciting New Dining and Drinking Experience
Hours: T-Th 11-11, Fri-Sat 11-midnight, Sun 11-10
Kitchen closes at 10 p.m. daily
Website & Menu
Adam Mearse, Friend of Napervillefoodies, and a better beer expert, signed-on to review Tapville. Here is his review. Thanks, Adam!
I have been looking forward to trying the Red Arrow Tap Room (Now called Tapville) for quite some time. So, once summer hit and school got out, my wife, 10 year-old son and I were happy to make our way downtown. Located along the bustling strip of restaurants and shops lining Washington Avenue in the heart of the downtown area, Red Arrow is a relatively recent addition. We were welcomed by the decadent aroma of barbeque, smoked on-site.
The taproom itself is spacious and beautifully appointed with natural woods and pleasant lighting. They offer a full bar with craft cocktails. What sets Red Arrow apart from other taprooms and eateries however is that all of their beer and wine is self-serve. As you enter Red Arrow, a host or hostess provides you with a swipe card. You then select the beverage(s) of your choice, pouring however much you would. A variety of glassware allows you to do tastings, or go straight for a pint if that is what you fancy. They currently feature 44 craft beer taps and 4 wine handles. Beer and wine selections are rotated regularly, so check the web site for a current list.
WARNING: It’s a lot of fun trying beers at your pleasure, but the tab can add up pretty quickly, especially on the higher ABV offerings.
FOODIE PRO-TIP: Tuesdays are $.40/oz. day on all beer and wine!
WHAT WE ORDERED:
App: Soft Pretzels and Beer Cheese
Kid’s Mac and Cheese with sidewinder fries
Brisket Street Tacos (one of their signature dishes)
HOW WAS IT?
Soft Pretzels and Beer Cheese: Every bit as decadent and delicious as you’d hope. The bread was warm, with just the right amount of salt. The cheese was rich and flavorful.
Brisket Street Tacos: Delicious. You get three tacos with house-smoked brisket. The meat was tender, flavorful, and smoky. I’d highly recommend them.
Kid's Mac: Our 10-year-old liked it. It was your typical mac and cheese, but they do incorporate their own sauce. The fries are twisty, and have a good thickness, with just a hint of seasoning- quite good.