Growlers Beer Bistro, which opened over Labor Day weekend, will have its grand opening ceremony and a ribbon cutting on Saturday Oct. 1. It’s located in the restored Metro North substation called Main Street Depot in downtown Tuckahoe, right across from the train station at the corner of Lake & Main.
Husband-and-wife owners Carrie and Ciaran Cullen, along with co-owners Eric Lorberfeld and Jamie Villarie, say on their web site that the bistro is not a restaurant and it is not a bar, but rather an “intimate, relaxing, hip and jazzy beer-centric Bistro/Lounge.”
Whatever it’s classified as, you’ll find 20 taps with of 16 craft beer lines, 1 cask conditioned ale and 3 red wines (yes wine from a keg). While Vallarie is mainly focusing on US craft beers featuring local New York brewers, Growlers will also carry international brands, and offer beer to go in half gallon brown glass containers known in craft beer circles as “growlers,” which you can bring back and refill.
The menu will focus on local, artisanal ingredients that change with the seasons, and focus on small, shareable plates designed to be pair with the beer. You’ll find charcuterie, oysters and cheeses, as well as sandwiches, salads, bruschettas and chicharrones. On occasion, some larger dishes will be offered, too. Ciaran Cullen, who trained at the French Culinary Institute, is the chef.
The 411 is coming. Til then: Growlers Beer Bistro, 25 Main St., Tuckahoe. 914-793-0608. growlersbeerbistro.com.