Moving Full Steam Ahead
Napa Palisades Saloon and Beer Company is celebrating five years in business in 2020. Owner Chuck Meyer attributes their success to his team and their willingness to remain relevant, adapt, and grow in light of current events and even in the face of adversity. “Our team is part of our family. My wife Carly and I look at all of our staff as an extended family and try to treat our decision-making process with that in mind. This year has certainly been a challenge, but with the support of the great Napa community, we have been able to keep our family employed!”
Meyer’s vision for Napa Palisades Saloon has always provided both locals and visitors a brewpub and restaurant that feels like one’s favorite neighborhood bar. It has been essential to have hospitality, service, and culinary offerings on par with many of Napa’s finest dining establishments. Meyer emphasized that the food menu at Napa Palisades Saloon stands up to the best the Napa Valley has to offer in terms of fresh- ness and quality. “We use a lot of the same purveyors as many of the more refined restaurants in town,” said Meyer.
“Our team is part of our family. My wife Carly and I look at all of our staff as an extended family and try to treat our decision-making process with that in mind. ”
Chef/Partner Tim Brown is originally from New York but has lived in California for more than 20 years. He brings to Napa Palisades Saloon a formidable combination of his formal culinary training and signature “West Coast style with an East Coast soul,” offering a variety of comfort food creations such as his popular Buffalo-style Chicken Wings, Fried Cheese Curds, Reuben Croquettes, Saloon, and Lamb Burgers, P.E.C. (pulled pork, egg, and cheese) Sandwich, and the saloon’s beer-soaked version of tiramisu called Beer-A-Misu. In addition to their own and other local draft beers, the beverage menu also includes cocktails such as a Watermelon Fizz and the Saloon Mule, as well as an excellent selection of Napa Valley and Sonoma wines.
In the face of the pandemic, Meyer and his team seized the opportunity to implement and upgrade Napa Palisades Saloon’s takeout and delivery service, powered by a technologically advanced online ordering website that allows customers to customize every menu item according to personal or dietary preferences. The restaurant was also quick to implement its own canning system to offer all its beverages to go. Napa Palisades Saloon expanded their table service during the business reopening phase by creating a beer garden outdoors behind the restaurant in Napa’s Opera House Plaza.
Napa Palisades Saloon is looking forward to its upcoming expansion into the former location of Yo’Belle Frozen Yogurt. The renovation will double their footprint, offering a more spacious, family-friendly area with floor to ceiling windows that open to the street. In addition, Napa Palisades Beer Company has formed a partnership with Tannery Bend, which will soon result in a new production facility for both brands on Action Avenue in Napa. The two will share staff and equipment, making their respective beers as well as some collaborations. The future also looks bright for retail sales and a tasting space at the new facility. While some might cower in the face of challenge, “The Beer Guys in Wine Country” have moved full steam ahead, never looking back.
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Article By: Elizabeth Smith