Bar/Restaurant Name: BREW Five Points
Interviewee: Lauren McMillen, Manager
Address: 1024 Park St Jacksonville FL 32204
Phone number: 904-374-5789
What is unique about your bar area?
We are a craft espresso and beer bar in historic five points. We are so diverse in what we carry and serve. We have a unique selection of sodas and beer cocktails. We serve Brunch daily and we change our menu often.
When is Happy Hour?
We have Happy Hour daily 4-7pm!
What kind of weekly drink specials do you all offer?
Along with Happy Hour each day, we have different specials throughout the week.
Morning Happy Hour – $1 off drafts 8am to 11am
Thirsty Thursdays – $1 off all drafts
Wednesday Friendsday – $2 off bottles
Tell us about your best selling drink –
Our Hipster Speedball almost always does the trick. Cold Brew coffee AND a Stout. It’s amazing!
What do you love most about Jacksonville’s nightlife?
We love that Jacksonville’s nightlife is all-over the place and is so diverse!
Do you serve any local brews?
Of course! Many of our Beer Cocktails have a local brew in them!
Do you all have music or any kind of events?
We have Game Night every Tuesday from 7-9pm and Ladies Night every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
What compliments do you hear most often from your customers?
Customers love our trippy bathrooms, our unique beer cocktails and our staff’s understanding of the products we serve. Additionally people appreciate our staffs rad taste in the music that we blast in the shop!
Any local Jax celebs stopped by for some suds?
Author Malcom Gladwell has come by the shop before. Our Crew was definitely star-struck!
When customers are having a really good time at BREW, what are they doing?
They drink coffee, socialize with friends and of course, grab a beer or two.
What is your funniest customer story?
One of my all time favorite BREW customer moments was just a couple of weeks ago! We were in the middle of a shift change and one of the crew members threw on Bohemian Rhapsody… and the entire bar started singing along and head banging to the classic song! It was so unreal and hilarious! Everybody was singing at the top of their lungs and by the end of it we were all laughing. It was such a moment to share with everyone. We really do have the best customers in all of JAX!
Busiest night of the week?
Our busiest night of the week changes all the time! All depends on what’s going on in the community.
What was the last big change you made to your drink menu?
We’ve started doing a Brewery of the Month! We showcase a different brewery by having bottle, can and draft specials throughout the month.
What does your staff enjoy the most about working here?
We are all one huge, weird family. It’s awesome to come to work each day and be with people you are close to! We have a good balance of work hard/ play hard. Oh, and we eat a lot of tacos.
What do you want more people to know about Brew?
We are always wanting to change and try new things! Keep a lookout for some rad new drinks and food items in the next few weeks! 😉
Anything else you would you like to add?
Put some coffee in your beer, we dare you. 🙂
1 can Intuition King St Stout
4 oz of Cold Brew coffee
Pour Cold Brew into glass and add stout on top.