The Brass Tap in Boynton Beach offers 100 beers on tap, and more than 300 craft beers. Plus wine. But not everyone drinks beer, and not everyone likes wine. What about those people?
Corporate is pushing the local restaurant at Boynton Village to add liquor to the menu, and in the next month or so, it’ll happen.
The topic came up at a City Commission meeting this month.
The business was designated a “restaurant” use by the city because 51 percent or more of the place’s gross monthly revenue came from food sales. But, Matthew Baum, the owner, said if the restaurant was to sell liquor, the majority of sales would no longer come from food. It’d be alcohol, and that would change the land use to a “bar and nightclub.” The zoning district The Brass Tap is in allows a bar and nightclub to operate only as a conditional use, which requires the commission’s approval.
This month, the commissioners said OK to the change.
Serving liquor will help The Brass Tap be a more “inclusive” restaurant, Baum said.
Commissioner Justin Katz, who said he is a customer of The Brass Tap, said the business is in a location that “already facilitates this type of activity.”
“If this will increase revenues …I’m fully in favor of it,” he said.