After several years and multiple applications for a liquor license for a massive space in Williamsburg, Kefi and MP Taverna chef Michael Psilakis is finally getting close to opening his first restaurant in Brooklyn. As suspected, part of the 10,000 square foot space will operate as a beer hall, reports Brooklyn Magazine. Another section will play host to an outpost of MP Taverna and a third part will be a Greek market. The taverna and beer hall will each have their own menus, with the taverna showing off the chef's more creative approach to Greek food and the beer hall serving more classic Greek street food like kebabs.
The beer hall will double as an arts space with a large projector, stage, and lots of artwork. The set up includes "make your own" cocktail program, where bottles of booze, mixers, and ice will arrive at the table and groups can pour their own. There will also be 30 beers and 10 wines on tap. Street artists are slated to perform in the space, too, "It's all about interactive art, combined with great drink and food," Psilakis explains. The taverna and beer hall are slated to open this November, with the green market following a year or so later.
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