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Olde Towne Tavern Celebrates Five Years Next Week

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Olde Towne Tavern Celebrates Five Years Next WeekOlde Towne Tavern co-owner Kevin Burns. Photos by Walker Evans.
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A restaurant’s anniversary is a good time to look back and see how it has grown and evolved. For Kevin Burns at Olde Towne Tavern, it’s a short flashback, as he prides himself on maintaining a consistent atmosphere at the bar since its opening in 2012. As he gets ready for the five-year celebration, Burns looked at the community he serves and the servers he employs as the driving factors behind the bar’s success.

“It doesn’t feel like five years at all,” said Burns, who co-owns the Tavern with Brad and Krista Hobbs.

They’ve tried to keep the vibe and the experience consistent over the past half-decade, even as they opened their other concepts, the Walrus Downtown and Corner Stone Craft Beer and Wine on Parsons. The Tavern’s base menu hasn’t changed, even as items have been added. And their classic neighborhood bar feel is something Burns said they’ve tried to keep up for their regulars, employing most of the same staff they’ve had since day one.

“I still see the same faces that I did five years ago,” Burns said. “It’s very comforting to go in there — it’s like my second home.”

Olde Towne Tavern will celebrate their anniversary next Tuesday, June 6. DJ James Brown will be spinning on the patio, where they’ll also be grilling food. Burns promised some drink specials as well, and t-shirts and other promotional merchandise will also be available. It all goes down at the Tavern from 5 to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit theoldetownetavern.com.

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