The shipping containers are stacked, the immersion dome is in place and the fire-breathing mantis is ready to greet you. Today is opening day for Downtown Container Park. With 10 clothing and accessory vendors, four art galleries, nine specialty shops and five home decor outlets—all operating out of converted shipping containers—there’s plenty to check out. I’m parched just thinking about it. So where can I get some food and a drink in this place:
- Bin 702: In addition to sandwiches and salads, Bin 702 sells wine on tap and in bottles.
- Big Ern’s BBQ: Moving into its new location across the street from its temporary location for the past year, Big Ern’s will serve up great BBQ and a selection of tap beers.
- Pinches Tacos: Mmm… tacos. No alcohol here though.
- Pork and Beans: Offering a variety of sausages and bean dishes, Pork and Beans serves wine by the glass, and bottled, canned and tap beer.
- The Boozery: Looking for a cocktail? The Boozery is Downtown Container Park’s only full-service bar, offering mixed drinks, wine by the glass, and bottled, canned and tap beer.
Downtown Container Park restaurants and bars will be open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the week and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekends.