Located in the heart of Winston-Salem at 408 West 4th Street is Bull’s Tavern, a well-known watering hole for locals and travelers alike. The reason being is simple: live music, great drinks, and even better service.
Come as you are, as long as you’re at least 21. This isn’t some cookie-cutter bar, the owner’s and staff’s personalities come through just by looking around. There’s plenty of characters within, and you might even learn a thing or two from them. Enjoy plenty of conversation with the bartender, whether it be about their extensive drink menu or your own life problems. Either way, you’ll feel a part of the Bull’s family from then on out, and a good time is always encouraged.
Moonlighting as a music venue, Bull’s Tavern has been packing in more than 100 shows per year from comedians to reggae, funk, and jam acts at three nights a week. On a liquid diet? On Sundays, they open at 2 pm for the best bloody marys and mimosas in the area.
This must-see casual bar opened its doors in 2012 and has the best patio view on 4th street to watch the downtown hustle of Winston-Salem at all times. Since established in 2012 they’ve built an impressive rotating craft beer selection, including local North Carolina’s top micro-brew selections as well as some out of state options to keep things interesting. More of a whiskey drinker? Fantastic, it’s their passion. Bull’s Tavern has its own ‘whiskey guru’ that has been known to drop some knowledge on anyone who has questions, as well as drop some flavor on those who also love some honest, neat whiskey.
So get off your smartphone and come down to your new favorite local pub, Bull’s Tavern and talk to each other. For those of you with soul, sing your heart out during karaoke. For those of you with rhythm, dance the night away to rock and roll, some funk, or maybe some southern country. For those of you looking for a great time with a great drink, welcome home.
At a total of three separate but equally awesome locations, Downtown Brewpub, Footnote, and a Tasting Room, Foothills Brewing is one of those breweries you just have to experience yourself. As if breweries weren’t innovative enough, Foothills found a way to appeal to the masses with something for everyone with a unique and inviting atmosphere at each location.
The Downtown Brewpub is the perfect mixture of live, top-talent music, an extensive list of craft beers on tap, and a deliciously creative health-conscious menu. Enjoy a wide range of music from weekly jazz on Sundays to varying live bands every Saturday, there’s sure to be something for everyone. If this hasn’t sold you, assemble your team of trivia players for trivia night every Tuesday from 8:00 to 10:00 pm.
At one of the most versatile event spaces in Winston-Salem, Footnote hosts your own creative event, flawlessly. Open 7 days a week, you have the pleasure of enjoying house-roasted coffee and freshly baked pastries every morning, and signature cocktails, wine, craft beer, and small plates later on in the day. Whether you’re wanting to host an epic party or you’re simply enjoying the aesthetics, it’s time well spent.
Take a tour at the Tasting Room by Foothills Brewing. If they brew it - it’ll be here along with games, TVs, bar snacks, the occasional food truck and lots of outdoor seating. This venue is a great option for a private party, from an intimate get-together to an all-out block party. Every Friday is live music and every Saturday the Tasting Room hosts yoga, brewery tours, and has a food truck that changes from week to week. If Foothills Brewing doesn’t sound fun to you, I don’t know what would.
Each of these locations checks all the boxes a brewery should and then goes above and beyond with variety in all aspects. Bring your dogs, bring your friends, and try something new at Foothills Brewing.
In the great words of the Foothills Brewing crew, the secret to happiness is “do what you can, let the rest go, and have a beer.”