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Nevin’s self-service taproom to open in Pete Miller’s

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Nevin’s self-service taproom to open in Pete Miller’s

Tommy Nevin’s Pub, 1454 Sherman Ave., closed in November. The bar will open a taproom across the street in Pete Miller’s Steakhouse and Seafood.

Tommy Nevin’s Pub, 1454 Sherman Ave., closed in November. The bar will open a taproom across the street in Pete Miller’s Steakhouse and Seafood.

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Tommy Nevin’s Pub, 1454 Sherman Ave., closed in November. The bar will open a taproom across the street in Pete Miller’s Steakhouse and Seafood.

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Tommy Nevin’s Pub, 1454 Sherman Ave., closed in November. The bar will open a taproom across the street in Pete Miller’s Steakhouse and Seafood.

Julia Esparza, Reporter

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Tommy Nevin’s Pub — not gone and not forgotten. Northwestern students will soon get to reminisce about Nevin’s nights while tasting beers at an upcoming taproom located inside Pete Miller’s Steakhouse and Seafood.

With Prohibition-era decor and a casual atmosphere and dining menu, the former Nevin’s owners plan to open a self-service taproom in Pete Miller’s Steak and Seafood sometime between January and March said Ed Carrella, CEO of Sonos Hospitality Corporation — the company that owns both the Nevin’s and Miller’s brands.

Carrella said an underutilized 2,000 square foot space in Pete Miller’s will hold about 30 tap units of different beers. Although the taproom isn’t trying to replace Nevin’s — which closed its Evanston location this year in late November — he said the company hopes to still play on the casual atmosphere that made Nevin’s so popular.

“Nevin’s catered to all types of clientele,” Carrella said. “It was a place for everybody and that’s what we want for this taproom as well.”

He said although Pete Miller’s is not frequented by Northwestern students because of the steakhouse’s high prices, the taproom will feature lighter-fare options and a happy hour.

Pete Miller’s manager TJ Bachmeyer said they hope the taproom will invoke a similar relaxed ambience as Nevin’s did. He said a bar menu consisting of appetizers and burgers along with beer samplings will achieve this goal.

“Because Pete Miller’s is a steakhouse, students think it’s too expensive,” Bachmeyer said. “We wanted a more casual concept for the taproom.”

Backmeyer said the taproom is in the early design stage, but they hope to open sometime during the winter.

Nevin’s co-owner Rohit Sahajpal said he believes the taproom is needed in Evanston, and that the community will respond well to the concept.

“We will market to NU students and all members of the Evanston community,” Sahajpal said. “Our intended clientele are people who love great beer, great service and a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.”

Email: juliainesesparza2020@u.northwestern.edu
Twitter: @juliaesparza10

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