Barracuda Taproom launches range of nightly entertainment events
Barracuda Taproom, Hickory’s first and only self-paying tapas venue, has announced a new range of nightly entertainment from fun events, including music bingo, stand-up comedy and live music shows.
The 46-tap self-service beer and wine tasting room is now open Tuesday through Saturday and offers a variety of entertainment options each evening. Special events such as Music Bingo, Comedy Night, and Murder Mystery Games will take place on Tuesdays, drink specials are offered on Wednesdays, and live music performances will be held on the remaining days.
Musical guests include local favorites like Brian Johnson of The Screaming Arrows, Rob Simmons, Bethany Gabriel, Donner Deads, and more. The performances take place from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Barracuda is the only self-service facility in Catawba County and features a new wall of GEN 4 self-service faucets powered by iPourIt technology. The RFID self-pour system allows customers to serve craft beer and wine using a wristband to control beverage taps and track payouts.
Owner Scott Beatty discovered the auto-verse concept in Charlotte, NC, and was inspired to bring something completely new back to Hickory. With a background in design and construction, he set out to renovate a vacant space, transforming a Jersey Mike’s Subs store into a modern high-end tap room.
“Our customers have been thrilled with the opportunity to taste for themselves, choosing to just have a sip or a full glass,” shares Beatty. “We were also able to easily adapt our selection based on feedback. We started with just three ciders and the demand was so high that we now have eight ciders on tap.
Le Mur du Faucet offers a rotating selection of four wines and 42 local and craft beers of varying styles. A full liquor bar and local bottled beers are also available, along with a bar-style aperitif menu. Customers are welcome to bring their own food or deliver the order.
Guests can expect an elevated neighborhood pub feel with communal-style tables crafted from Costa Rica’s beautiful Guanacaste wood. Dogs are welcome in the refreshment bar.
Barracuda Taproom is located in the Belle Hollow Mall at 3018 N Center Street, Hickory, NC 28601 and is currently available for purchase.