Get ready to make a pit-stop at this old gas station turned modern eatery & taproom
Set to serve lunch, happy hour and dinner, there’s a brand new restaurant opening in Downtown Gainesville. Giving a vintage gas station a modern makeover, Standard Service Restaurant & Taproom will be located at 400 Jesse Jewell Parkway in the beautifully converted vessel, promising 60 self-serve beers on tap, plus simple, good food.
Atlanta Restaurateur Billy Streck of Hampton + Hudson, and beyond, has teamed up with Ramon Ballester and Jon Kim of Pour Taproom to open this brand new business.
Serving neighborhood pub dishes made with good ingredients, Standard Service will focus on approachable offerings and twists on classics, with something for everyone. The menu will include snacks and apps to share, salads, sandwiches, entrees and sides.
Standouts will include New Orleans BBQ Shrimp with seasoned beer butter & garlic crostini, Steak Frites with Kansas City strip, fries, caramel shallot & dijon cream sauce and Pimento Mac & Cheese. Corey Phillips (also of Hampton + Hudson and Nina & Rafi) will serve as Beverage Director, and Ramon and Jon of Pour Taproom will head up the extensive beer program.
“Gainesville is one of my favorite towns, and we couldn’t be more excited to open Standard Service in such a great community,” said Billy Streck. “We can’t wait to get to know our neighbors and welcome them in for good beer, food and fun.”
Standard Service will feature an expansive patio and large garage doors that can be raised for an indoor/outdoor dining experience. With an entrance on the back of the building, the downstairs area will be a taproom with 60 self-serve taps, TV’s for sports-watching and an expansive patio.
At the taproom, guests will check in with their ID and credit/debit card. Once a tab is set up, it will be linked to a wristband, allowing guests to unlock a tap and pour as little or as much (up to a pint) as desired, charging only for what’s poured. There will be safeguards in place so the tap wall can be enjoyed responsibly. When done, guests will drop their wristband off, verify their tab and check out.
We’ll keep you posted on the official opening date of Standard Service, planned to open their doors sometime towards the the end of spring.