- 447 Forest, Plymouth, MI, 48170
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- (4 ratings)
- 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 11:30 a.m.-midnight Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 1-9 p.m. Sun.
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Status: Located in the heart of downtown Plymouth, Tavern 1999 opened in April 2006. The Tavern recently changed ownership, and new owner Thomas Ortman of Novi has plans for the venue.
“I want to appeal to a slightly younger crowd,” says Ortman. “I plan to add a bunch more TVs and continue to have live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights to bring in a nice mix of people.”
According to bartender Brittin Pollack, Tavern 1999 is a great place to begin a night out. “You can come in here with your friends and have an appetizer and some cocktails to fuel up for the night,” says Pollack, 23, of Canton. Pollack’s current favorite drink is the Terrytini, a blend of X-Rated Fusion, Absolut Ruby Red and cranberry juice.
Some of the menu items that patrons can fill up on include pasta, hillbilly pickles and smoked ribs. The deep-fried pickles in particular are a special recipe and a big crowd favorite.
Gear: Mostly casual, though women can be seen wearing everything from cute dresses to jeans and a tank top. Most any attire is welcome, and you’ll fit in if you stop in here dressed to the nines at the end of a night out as well as if you show up in jeans and a sweatshirt to grab some sliders and watch the game.
Mood: The cozy, wood-filled interior of Tavern 1999 is made up of three separate areas; the dining room, bar area and the garage, which has dart boards and a real garage door that opens up when the weather permits. The bar itself is made of eye-catching copper, just one of several upscale touches to this neighborhood joint. The full menu and comfortable booths and high-top tables ensure you’ll want to stay awhile.
Vinnie Fries of Plymouth loves that he can smoke a cigar inside the Tavern.
“Good friends, good scotch and a good cigar -- that’s what life is all about,” says 31-year-old Fries, sipping a glass of 12-year-old Macallan Scotch.
Regular Amy Vollick enjoys walking to the Tavern in the summertime and having a bite outside when the garage is open.
“The sliders here are great,” says Vollick, 41, of Plymouth. “My husband especially loves them.”
Pick me up: Tavern 1999 recently unveiled a new drink menu featuring Tommy’s Mai Tai, the owner’s specialty. A good selection of beers on draft and unique cocktails (try the “Rude Cosmo”) keep everybody happy.
Entertainment: There is live music on Friday and Saturday nights by local rock bands. On December 13, The Allies will play The Tavern.