Seth Weisel just needs forks, knives and shelves behind the bar installed.
“At this point, there’s just some finishing touches left,” said Weisel, a Binghamton resident, and Galaxy’s owner.
Galaxy is scheduled to open Aug. 23, coinciding with the return of Binghamton University students. Weisel said he would have opened sooner if he could have, and wished he weren’t missing out on the crowd coming in for next week’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Open golf tournament, to be played at En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott. Construction is continuing on Galaxy’s 5,000 square-foot bar and restaurant.
The restaurant will have 12 beers on tap, eight of which will be permanent offerings. To keep the selection fresh, Weisel plans to swap out four beers on a regular basis.
Beer styles will vary, and include ales and lagers, particularly Belgian ale styles. Weisel is planning to offer a Pilsner, a Bock, an extra strong bitter style, an India Pale Ale, a specialty Stout, a Belgian Golden, a Belgian Dubbel, and a hoppy Belgian ale. Galaxy will also serve liquor and wine. He plans to work with the chef to pair the menu with selected beers.
“We’ll have spiedie sandwiches and chicken wings, but we’ll also have steaks,” Weisel said. “Our chef is very creative and has come up with a great menu.”
Galaxy Brewing is the second brewpub to open in downtown Binghamton. Water Street Brewing Co., 168 Water St., opened just around the corner from Galaxy in mid-2012, in an area of downtown Binghamton that is being rejuvenated with trendy restaurants.
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