As soon as Joshua Widner and Jim Wilson walked into 313-B S. Jefferson Ave., they knew it had to be a beer hall.
“I have been working on different versions of a beer-focused bar for the past few years,” says Widner, who also owns and operates Scotch & Soda, The Golden Girl Rum Club and Cherry Picker Package + Fare. “A couple of trips to Copenhagen solidified my vision; we just needed the right space.”
Widner and Wilson have been hard at work transforming the downtown space into Best of Luck Beer Hall, a Scandinavian-inspired tasting room that will host 40 beers on tap, punch-style cocktails, wine and shareable plates. Best of Luck is on schedule to open in early January.
In the hall, there will be a collection of yard, arcade and board games. “Best of Luck is a culmination of our team's excitement for a good beer and the camaraderie of friendly competition,” Widner says.
The interior design plan for Best of Luck includes custom steel work, marble finishes, rich mahogany, white brick and shiplap. Widner refers to it as “a timeless atmosphere that resembles both a farmhouse and international tasting room.”
Best of Luck Beer Hall, 313-B S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, Missouri, goodspiritsandco.com