Steve and Patricia Billings are longtime North Park business owners, having operated the neighborhood’s U31 Bar for the past 11+ years and living in the North Park for the past 10 years. Their new venture explores the world of in house brewed beer paired with an elaborate food menu at the brand new The Original 40, named after the 40-acres of land purchased in 1893 by James Monroe Hartley that is now North Park.
Located on University Ave., The Original 40 has a uniquely vintage design with a fresh, modern touch. Upon walking in you will feel the light fresh and comfortable atmosphere that makes this brewery easily home to North Park locals. The distinct look and feel was created in collaboration with Tijuana-based firm Duhagon Design.
A mix of beer styles will be explored with the in house brewers, as well as collaborations with local breweries and out-of-town beer friends. These beers will be made to pair with The Original 40 food menu. The food menu consists of elevated snacks, shareables, salads, and entrees. The brewpubs 24 taps will feature a mix of beers meant to pair with the cuisine.
The Original 40 is located at 3117 University Avenue. Open from 3 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays.