New Hampden sports bar from the owners of Pratt Street Ale House opens Monday.
For months, Hampden residents and visitors have walked by and popped their heads in to check on progress of a new sports bar at the corner of West 36th Street and Elm Avenue. Next week, they’ll be able to grab a beer and food there while watching a game.
At 11 a.m. Monday, Five and Dime Ale House will make its debut to the public, said Greg Keating, managing partner of the local 206 Restaurant Group, which owns the restaurant, along with Pratt Street Ale House and others.
“We’ve been a part of this community, one way or another, for a year now,” Keating said. “So we’re excited.”
The interior renovations are complete, he said, and management is in the final stages of training the staff. They’ll host a private friends and family preview this weekend, Keating said.
In June, Keating said they were eyeing a September opening. On Wednesday, Keating said the delay was due to putting final touches on aesthetics such as paint and fixtures.
“Given the time, we wanted to do it right,” he said. “We only get one chance to open up, and we wanted to make sure the place represented what we wanted it to.”
Five and Dime Ale House will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-midnight Sunday. For more information, go to fiveanddimealehouse.com.