Self-pour taproom to open on Government Street near new pizzeria

Self-pour taproom to open on Government Street near new pizzeria
Source: Picnic Media

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Another new business is coming to Baton Rouge, this one on Government Street near another newly opened establishment.

According to the Business Report, a couple from Baton Rouge plans to open a self-pour taproom on Government Street in the fall. It will be located next to Rocca Pizzera, which just recently opened.

But before Rick Patel can open his new taproom, the Planning and Zoning Commission will have to rezone the site for a bar/lounge. That will be discussed at the June 18 meeting.

Patel and his wife, Needhi, are working with a businessman from Florida to open MID TAP, meaning "more interesting draft."

The taproom will feature 50 craft beers and wines, says Patel. "We want to create an atmosphere that will resonate in Mid City," he said.

The couple already owns three Subway franchises in Baton Rouge. They plan to renovate the space for their new taproom to include a second story balcony and outdoor patio.

"Mid City is turning into the new Magazine Street of Baton Rouge, and I want to make sure that I can contribute to it. We visit New Orleans and Magazine Street quite often. I think it's wonderful that Baton Rouge is trying to do the same in a different way," said Patel.

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