Nearest Green Distillery’s newest restaurant and bar, The Humble Baron, held their grand opening this weekend. Crowds lined up as early 4 p.m. Thursday, while U.S. 231 saw long lines of traffic …
Nearest Green Distillery’s newest restaurant and bar, The Humble Baron, held their grand opening this weekend. Crowds lined up as early 4 p.m. Thursday, while U.S. 231 saw long lines of traffic for the distillery’s newest creation.
Named after Uncle Nearest Whiskey co-founder, Keith Weaver, the goal of the restaurant which is — now officially — a Guinness World Record for longest bar in the world, is for “everyone to have a seat at the table.”
In addition to hand-crafted cocktails, Humble Baron will also be serving up Southern food, such as shrimp and grits and pasta with short rib ragu. Executive Chef Jay Craddick said they plan to use local produce for their dishes. They will be open on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Some quick facts about Humble Baron: The longest bar is 518 linear feet in the shape of a horseshoe. It has 202 bar stools and 3,048 glasses available. They also have eight jiggers and 26 POS systems. The bar will have 17 bartenders working when at full capacity.
They beat a previously-held 25-year record and even have room for expanding the bar if any other location decides to build their own longest bar. It took them one year to build, working with local company Haynes Service Company, LLC.
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