On June 25, Stamford’s Half Full Brewery opened its latest concept in the city’s South End, called Third Place. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the company opened the space at 575 Pacific Street, which includes both indoor and outdoor seating, earlier than originally planned. “With 2020’s unpredictability, our team felt that we could best help our community by creating exciting and safe ways to come together and activate the local scene,” said Conor Horrigan, Chief Hoptimist and founder of Half Full Brewery. “We are opening our Third Place concept early by introducing an initial phase that highlights local brands and artists and will bring the community together in a safe manner,” with the venue serving as a to-go coffee spot during the daytime hours and a brewery with outdoor seating in the evening for several days per week. It will offer outdoor seating in the venue’s back parking lot, which has been converted into a beer garden. Health protocols such as table distancing and the wearing of masks will be required while allowing guests to congregate safely and enjoy entertainment from live acts. Along with beer from Half Full Brewery and specialty cocktails, food will be available from the Hapa Food Truck along with tea and coffee beverages from Source Coffeehouse. Later in the summer, the brewery hopes to include a walkable street art exhibition featuring local talent, outdoor local music and comedic acts once phase three of Connecticut’s reopening plan is in effect. Half Full Brewery will continue to offer curbside pickup and local delivery service out of its flagship location at 43 Homestead Avenue, as well as wholesale distribution.
Photos courtesy of Half Full Brewery.