This past week, in addition to my awesome sponsor, Omega Sports, I had the great honor of having three new sponsors sign up to help me on my way in this whole “walking the town” experience. I’m going to talk about them, but because I believe that they each deserve their own recognition, I’m going to write three different posts about them individually. I just think that’s fair. And, I’m going to write them in order that I’ll actually “use” their sponsorship.
So, we start at Mary’s Gourmet Diner and then go to Atelier on Trade. Then we pick our neighborhood, if we haven’t by that time, go to town (if you’ll pardon the pun) and get those steps in. When we’ve finished the day’s trek, we always celebrate the high step count by having a refreshing, frothy adult beverage at Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Company. Hoots is the fruit of the two Erics’ determination. The two Erics are Eric Swaim and Eric Weyer. Hoots is located in the historic and revitalized Mill Works Building(s) off of Mill Works Street which is along Northwest Blvd. The bar and all inside were custom made and the back wall of the bar needs to be seen to be believed. There’s pinball and on slower days, you can play a little Nintendo on the big projector screen. Count the owls around the joint, too. I think we came up with 67. See if you can find those and if you can find more. It’s simple entertainment, we need more of that.
While they do brew up some IPAs on occasion, Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Company likes to focus on other styles like ESB (one of my absolute faves), wheats and seasonal flavored brews. Their resident IPA is the “Gasshopper” named after the iconic filling station on the corner of Northwest and Thurmond Streets. In addition, Tim Nolan (who happens to also be the distiller for Sutler Spirits and the now-famous Sutler’s Gin) is the bar manager who carefully concocted a craft cocktail list that is spectacular. Hoots make their own soda, with an actual soda “jerk” tap and have, in the past, made some of their own bitters. They take their beverage service quite seriously, at Hoots. They surely have something for every imbiber, no matter your preferred libation.
Hoots Roller Bar can be found at 840 Mill Works Road in the West End District of Winston-Salem and you can find them on their website HERE. We thank Eric S. and Eric W. for believing in what we do and supplying, not only us, but the city of Winston-Salem, with fantastic beer and spirits. We look forward to seeing you on Saturdays, having a brew with you.