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The People’s Tap opening in Greenville, SC

Downtown Greenville’s newest taproom celebrates its grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 12 p.m.

Interior of The People's Tap in downtown Greenville, SC.

Meet The People’s Tap. | Photo by Julia Belcher

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The People’s Tap (250 Riverplace, Ste. B) officially opens its doors (and taps) tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 7 at 12 p.m.

Located just off the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail and the Reedy River, Greenville’s newest taproom is all about giving the people what they love.

Here’s what to know before you go.

Julia Belcher and Jennifer Lion posing with beer at The People's Tap in Greenville SC

Julia (left) and Jennifer, friends + founders of The People’s Tap. | Photo via Julia Belcher

Founded in friendship

It was two people and a 10-year friendship that started The People’s Tap. Greenvillians Julia Belcher and Jennifer Lion both dreamed up their taproom four years ago.

The two, who both have experience in the local beverage industry — Jen worked at Double Stamp Brewery and Julia worked at The Eighth State Brewing Company — wanted to offer a space where everyone can be comfortable, whether they’re stopping in before a show at the Peace Center or coming off a bike ride from the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Patrons inside The People's Tap in Greenville SC

What the people want is what the people get. | Photo by Dan Johnson

For the people

Co-owner Julia says the focus of The People’s Tap is engagement, and the beers it offers are based on votes. At any point, the menu could feature local breweries like Pangaea Brewing Co. and Southernside Brewing Co., regional breweries, and global names like Michelob Ultra.

You’ll be able to vote up or down whether or not you liked what you ordered and will see the results live on a large screen behind the bar. Votes determine which beers stay, and which go to make room for more.

For those who want to stop in but aren’t beer drinkers, you’ll find a variety of wines.

Feed the people

While the taproom won’t offer food options in-house, food delivery from Papi’s Tacos and The Lazy Goat will be available, and local food businesses like basta. bakery will be popping up from time to time.

Are you a food biz interested in popping up at the People’s Tap? Let Jen and Julia know.

For the future

As it warms up in Greenville, the People’s Tap hopes to offer outdoor seating on its patio (perfect for sipping with your pups) and will have three trailside bike racks.

Locations and hours

The People’s Tap is located at 250 Riverplace, Ste. B and has the following hours:

  • Tuesday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Friday, 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Saturday, 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Sunday, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.

Explore The People’s Tap merch items and ways to sponsor the tap room here.