LOCAL BARS, BREWERIES READY FOR NEW NORMAL

Copper Top

Many local bars and breweries are opening their doors to the public after the COVID-19 pandemic closed them for most of March and the entirety of April.

Copper Top in Temerson Square in downtown Tuscaloosa opened up as soon as they could on Monday, and Rhythm and Brews next door is opening this weekend.

Bradley Wyatt owns both bars and said he’s elated he can be open for his patrons again. But Wyatt said he knows there’s a learning curve for customers and staff with new state and federal guidelines.

“It’s a learning experience for us, too,” Wyatt said. “We have to be nice and ask folks to keep distance, practice safe hygiene, and we have hand sanitizer in certain places.”

Just like other restaurants and retailers, bars and breweries can only have 50% occupancy so there will be limits to the number of customers a location can serve at once.

“It’s new for us to try and do things like that and we are going to practice those good habits the best we can,” Wyatt said.

Not all bars and breweries are opening yet so customers should check their websites before visiting.

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