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December 13, 2010

Frisco Tap House opens in Columbia

Frisco Tap House is officially open in Columbia. 

The former Frisco Grille and Cantina, which has been working on a new, larger location for most of the year, had a soft opening last Wednesday.

Owner Adam Carton said the new space is three times as big as the Grille. "It's not nearly as cramped," he said.

The new location also has a brewery on site, a larger bar that will seat about 40 people, and a community-style table that sits 20. It will also have a lounge and more parking.

As far as beer goes, it has 50 taps - hence the name - including 10 dedicated to Belgians. 

Since Wednesday, all taps have been operational; Carton said its basic menu is also being served.

A couple of new features haven't come online yet. Its lounge area still needs cocktail tables, and the brewery won't be active for another six months. Carton said it's also going to be at least three weeks until the bar can start serving pizza. 

But, they decided to open their doors anyway because the soft opening  went "gangbusters." He added they'll eventually schedule an official grand opening party.

The new location is at 6695 Dobbin Road Columbia. After the jump, video of the new location:

Baltimore Beer Guy has video from a soft opening Tuesday night:

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Posted by Erik Maza at 11:15 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


"More Parking"?!? Sadly this not the case. Be prepared to play Frogger across Dobbin Road or park down the road...or be half blocked in by parallel parked cars not in parking spaces.

I agree with the previous comment. I was there for lunch on Friday and the parking lot was full. People were parking across Dobbin Rd and dodging traffic. There was much more parking at the previous location.

I agree with the previous comment. I was there for lunch on Friday and the parking lot was full. People were parking across Dobbin Rd and dodging traffic. There was much more parking at the previous location.

The new location is also incredibly noisy. They need to do something about the sound echoing off of the high ceilings. Hopefully they'll do something about the noise, but don't know how they can solve the parking.

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