By: Amanda Narcisi
I have always had a rule that I wait at least a month before I visit a location. I don’t want to ruin my experience with opening day jitters. However, we did visit Voodoo Brewery when it opened and again a few years later. While I was there I was reminded that they have been open for two years. I was in the area so I stopped in to check it out again; they recently opened an arcade.
The brewery just added an art gallery and an arcade off to the right of the main hall. The arcade is really cool with some amazing art work on the wall showing off Mario and Donkey Kong. The amazing part of this room is the old original jail cells there. Across the hall from the arcade is the art gallery with some local artists showing off some photography and sculpture.
Voodoo Brewery is set in an old firehouse and is covered in art and has something to see from the ceiling to the floor. There are long tables across the floor and a long bar for patrons. The large wall behind the bar has the most brilliant backsplash of chalk and a mantle to show off all kinds of surprises.
I ordered a Voodoo Love Child. Voodoo Love Child is a Belgian Tripel. It is like summer in a pint glass. Voodoo Love Child is light and tangy with hints of cherry, raspberry and passion fruit.
Steve had a Big Bad Voodoo Daddy which is an imperial stout. It is made with chocolate and malts. It is topped off with hops for a pure chocolate taste. This beer is also aged to bring out more of the flavor.