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Pearl Street Taphouse now open in Jeffersonville

A new source for craft beer in Southern Indiana, Pearl Street Taphouse, has opened in a renovated historic house at 407 Pearl St., Jeffersonville. An interesting side note is that the building was originally built two blocks away, but was one of four houses that were moved as part of a downtown development scheme.

The building’a renovation details include fixtures of reclaimed wood, two slate chalkboards from a now-closed New Albany public school and an exposed fireplace in the taproom with an antique fireplace screen.

Pearl Street Taproom opened with 24 taps serving mostly beers from Indiana and the Great Lakes area. Look for beers and ales from Bell’s Brewery, Founders Brewing Co., New Holland Brewing, Sun King Brewing Company and others.

There will be beer in cans and bottles, too, and a full bar for those who just have to have a glass of wine, a Bourbon or a cocktail. A short menu will offer pub fare such as sandwiches, wings, stuffed mushrooms, burgers, soups and salads. A house special will be oysters, on the half-shell (as they should be served) and baked with spinach, a.k.a. “oysters Rockefeller.”

Pearl Street Taphouse is a short stroll from the Indiana side of the Big Four Bridge, making it another addition to the business resurgence in Jeffersonville prompted by the popularity of the pedestrian and cyclist river span.