B2B Garden Brewery opens perfect pandemic space
The patio seating area at B2B Garden Brewery, 8338 Comanche NE.(Courtesy of B2b Garden Brewery)
Tucked behind Comanche near Wyoming, the brewery offers two separate patios for patrons to relax and enjoy a beer while sampling tacos outside. Once health orders allow it, diners will also be able to dine inside too.
“We felt so fortunate with everything going on that we were able to open up the garden and host the public there,” B2B head brewer Julian Nunez said.
Though the location may seem designed for compliance with pandemic-induced public health orders, the set-up was actually in the making long before the virus hit, Nunez said.
“The timing felt a little off but it was kind of perfect considering that we have a beer garden in the back and were able to host people out in our garden,” he said.
This is the third outpost for the B2B company, which got its start with Bistronomy B2B in Nob Hill.
The Uptown location, B2B Barrio, closed in late June since much of its business was reliant on travelers and the patio was too small to fit many people. However, the menu was kept and transferred to the Comanche location.
Nunez said the garden location was chosen because the building was large enough to allow B2B to significantly increase the brewing capacity from the Nob Hill operation.
The location also allows for the chance of expansion, and Nunez said there are plans to eventually build a roof top patio.
“You get a good 180 (degree) view of the Sandias looking east and west,” he said.
While the location just opened in early July, Nunez said the neighborhood has already been very welcoming.
“The community has just really embraced us in the Northeast Heights. We love it,” he said. “Locals just show a lot of support for what we’re doing here.”