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Bronx Beer Hall opens in Arthur Avenue Retail Market, offering flights of beer and Italian goodies
By GABRIELLE SIERRA
March 24, 2013
It’s not unusual to see shoppers at Arthur Avenue Retail Market do a double take when passing by the newly opened Bronx Beer Hall.
Surrounded by Italian-American vendors peddling dried meats, spices, oils and produce, the hall stands in stark contrast to where it’s located. With a bar made from reclaimed wood, beer served in
Mason jars, and six flat-screen televisions circling the seating area, the Bronx Beer Hall appears to have dropped in accidentally from Manhattan or north Brooklyn.
But for all of its trendy embellishments and youthful vibe, the beer hall is still a purveyor of Bronx culture, serving up locally made alcohol, food, and knickknacks. Owned and operated by
brothers and proud borough residents Anthony and Paul Ramirez, the hall’s ambience is intended to welcome both natives and visitors.
“A big part of what we do is to reinvent people’s image of the borough,” says Anthony. “Whenever you say you’re from the Bronx, people automatically associate negativity with it. Crime, drugs,
burning buildings, that sort of thing. People also think it’s so far from everything else, but that just isn’t true.”