First pics inside Fountain Porter, opening this week

The guys at Fountain Porter have finished renovations, gone before two civic associations (they’re on the border), unpacked the computer system and they’re ready to open Tuesday. In the former 1601 space at 10th and Tasker, the bar aims to please the neighborhood in both taste and wallet.

In the former 1601
Owners Evan Clancy and Scott Pawlicky, who worked at Kite and Key near 20th and Callohill, will be serving small plates, “not pub grub.” Menu isn’t finalized but think meat and cheese boards, local pickles, etc., and nothing fried for now, all for $1.50 to $12. They’re offering what the neighborhood has come to expect in terms of a varied beer program, with 20 taps, no bottles or cans. But they’ll also have a fully stocked bar and what they say will be a selection of good, affordable wines, which is just what the neighborhood needs: all kinds of decent booze in one place (not that there aren’t others, but it’s always nice to have options).
They’re starting with 43 seats including the bar for now, but that is evolving. They open at 3 p.m. Monday to Friday and 11 a.m. on the weekends, closing daily at 1 a.m. for now. The muted palette of the decor is an improvement over the orange walls that graced 1601, and they’ve added a counter along the window. Certainly, this seems a worthy addition to the neighborhood. Good luck, guys. You’ll be seeing me often.

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UPDATE: See the opening draft list from their Facebook pagebelow

Part of the back room, which wasn’t completely set up yet
Seems more spacious than 1601
The back bar is the same, but the bar itself is new

Great Divide Titan IPA
Weyerbacher Pumpkin
Maine Peeper Pale Ale
Bear Republic Oktoberfest
Rodenbach Sour
Maredsous 8
Triple Karmeliet
Duvel Single

Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga
PBC Kenzinger
PBC Cider
Allagash White
Allagash Smoke’ n Beards
Slyfox O’ Reily’s Stout
Founders Double Trouble
Founders Breakfast Stout
Troegs Troegenator
Stillwater Saison
Neshaminy Pilsner
Duck Rabbit Schwarzbier