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First Pics: Madira Bar opens with huge craft-beer takeout selection at 21st and Titan

Madira Bar and Grill, a welcome craft-beer addition to Point Breeze we told you about in October, is all set to start slinging hundreds of beer options at 21st and Titan.

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Yes, he plans to spruce up the wood-covered windows, but no windows aren’t going in.

The takeout portion of the bar, at 1252 S 21st St., opened yesterday in a separate corner room on the first floor. More than 400 brands are available in mixed six-packs, said manager Gary Patel. The bar itself will open next Friday, Feb. 7. Check out the menu below.

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There are another six taps besides these.

The two-level bar, which used to be 1252 Crab House, has 18 beers on tap and will serve a food menu of familiar, cheap bar offerings like mozzarella sticks, wings, a burger and in a nod to Patel’s Indian heritage, samosas. 

Growlers and refills will also be available. Happy hour will be 3 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and all day there will be one draft on special.

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This is the downstairs bar.

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And the upstairs bar

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Patel, who owns the Federal Beer distributor at 15th and Federal with his father, says the bar was planned long before a winning Powerball ticket was sold at the beer store in June.

The bar is right around the corner from a lot of development, including the new location for Breezy’s Cafe, which took over the old Munson Manor at 20th and Federal in December, and the proposed 50-home development from builder and declared City Council candidate Ori Feibush.

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Off the second floor, where a deck will eventually go.

Hours will be 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday to Thursday, noon to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday with the kitchen open the whole time.

Click here for a pdf of the menu: MadiraMenu

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10 Responses to First Pics: Madira Bar opens with huge craft-beer takeout selection at 21st and Titan

  1. Paul January 31, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    This place needs windows, especially on the first floor.

    • SH January 31, 2014 at 1:25 pm #

      agreed. it looks nice on the inside and kind of scary from the outside. Not having windows on the first floor will hurt business.

  2. LB January 31, 2014 at 6:20 pm #

    This is why you should hire a designer, people. Yuck. I’m all for new bars in the neighborhood, but this isn’t a place I’d want to spent time in – no matter how good the beer. Maybe they’ll make improvements as they become more established and listen to feedback.

  3. Am January 31, 2014 at 9:21 pm #

    The roll up door should be banished too. It looks like a jailhouse Needs greenery outside too and maybe murals on the walls Doesnt look welcoming or friendly at all.

  4. Michelle February 3, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    Well, windows would certainly be an improvement, but if the beer prices are good, I can certainly see myself stopping in for a drink and samosas.

  5. Beth McConnell February 4, 2014 at 5:00 am #

    Unless that building is on a block that is substantially vacant — which I believe is not the case– it is a Code violation of $300 per day, per opening to have windows or doors boarded up. The owners better put in real windows fast or risk big fines. If anyone knows them and can pass along that info, it would be a nice thing to do. And it would be a good thing for their neighbors and business to fix them.

    • Albert Stumm February 4, 2014 at 9:50 am #

      You’re right. One problem is that the second floor is built so that the windows are covered from the inside, so I wonder if that affects the rules.

  6. Scottster February 4, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    Pictures fail to show that bottle shop cashier is behind glass. Extremely disappointing.

    • Albert Stumm February 4, 2014 at 11:57 am #

      Yes, that was a bad choice on their part. Doesn’t exactly convey a sense of safety when you’re in there.

    • LB February 10, 2014 at 11:45 pm #

      Oh boo! That’s just terrible.

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