Brass Tap beer bar coming to Cedar Falls – Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CEDAR FALLS – The Brass Tap, which began in Tampa, Fla., in 2012 and has since expanded to 22 states, has expectations of crossing the 50-unit milestone this year. Now, thanks to two local brothers, the franchise will add Iowa to its locations list.

James and Walter Burtis originally wanted to open a location in Waterloo, where they spent most of their childhoods, but instead were thrilled to claim a spot on Main Street that previously housed Café Dué.

As the planning and renovations continue, the brothers hope to officially open the restaurant and bar by the end of October.

“We think this will be a great fit for this area and it’s something that’s unique and isn’t an overdone concept,” said Walter, a certified chef who will prepare the food. “We are very ambitious and believe that every Brass Tap will help any community and promote their local businesses.”

Once open, the Brass Tap will feature nearly 60 craft beers on tap from various Iowa breweries, which the brothers are still researching. Based on local preferences, they plan to have more than 200 bottled beer options, wines, spirits and a full liquor bar.

It will be “more upscale than the traditional pub,” with a menu consisting of tacos, pizza, gliders and salads. However, the regular menu also will be accompanied by a craft beer menu which pairs together different entrées and drinks for the ultimate dining experience.

Guests also will be able to hear live music or participate in karaoke and trivia games. Additionally, Walter said they hope to promote a local butcher by having a meat or coupon raffle among other giveaways and activities. “A huge ambition is that we will always have something going

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