Craft beer fans have yet another downtown hotspot in which to sip their favorite beverage, as Hogwash debuts tonight just outside of Union Square. The project comes from Nick Rothman, who owns nearby Zeki's Bar, and hospitality vet Paula Thompson, and features 30 taps of glorious local brews. Thompson teamed up with Master Cicerone Rich Higgins (formerly of Social Kitchen & Brewery) to create the list, which features a thoughtful array of beers from points local (Magnolia Blue Bell Bitter, Headlands Chili Double IPA), regional (Alpine Nelson IPA, Firestone Sucaba), and international (Gaffel kolsch, Hofbrau Helles, Hitachino Nest). There are also a few wines, for the non-beer fans out there. Here's the full draft lineup for opening, which will rotate frequently. They're also offering giant 55-ounce fishbowls of certain brews, and even a five-gallon pony keg tapped tableside; inquire within for details.
On the food side, Morgan Hamm (of nearby Le Beau Deli) and Brock Crandall are emphasizing housemade sausages, from a ginger-maple pork breakfast sausage topped with a fried egg to a meatless sausage with butternut squash and barley. Fries, a trio of salads, pretzel bites, and pickles round out the beer-friendly menu, and dessert is a delicious sounding Mikkeller limoncello IPA float with Three Twins Lemon Cookie ice cream. Here's the full food menu.
Lauren Geremia (Geremia Design) and Alexis Moran contributed work on the airy interior, which features custom-built furniture and lots of pig-related touches that tip the cap to the bar's moniker. Hours are daily, 6 pm-1 am.