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The Green Dragon Tavern at The Crowded House

green dragon crowded 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/25/13) – The Green Dragon Tavern Pub at The Crowded House restaurant at 26 W. Center St. in downtown Madisonville hosted its ribbon cutting last week, welcoming it as a member of the Madisonville-Hopkins Co. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber).
 
The Crowded House restaurant closed for expansion nearly three months ago to add on and re-invent the establishment, which originally opened in 2011. Members of the Chamber, as well as Mayor David Jackson and Judge Executive Donald Carroll, along with friends and community members, were present for the official re-opening. Owner Cliff Nance gave a quick recognition and appreciation speech after the ribbon cutting while wife Andrea stood by holding the big red bow they’d just sliced.
 
Green Dragon Tavern was a bar originally running in Boston, MA during the American Revolution. It was known as “The meeting place of the revolution,” said Cliff Nance. The building itself has been expanded to increase the room for occupancy by around 50 people on the bar side, in addition to the 70 that the house will hold on the other side. He continued, “It’s still all the same restaurant. There is just a different theme going over here on the bar side.”

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The bar side is basic in structure, full of only high-top tables and chairs separating the bar from the stage, and overlooking the street out front, accenting the posh, but quaint appeal of the downtown district. The rooms are not distracting with novelties or favors. The open walls are a neutral burnt orange color with a textured brush, supporting the ceilings that stand over nine feet tall. The architecture is simple and complimenting of the experience itself. It is not flaunting of the building or owners, but instead rather modest, appealing to the “less is more” idea, leaving guests the opportunity to focus their senses on what’s at hand, the “vibe” of the downtown district: flavorful food, eclectic variety, arts and entertainment, and the company of “friends.”
 
The site claims the role of being the “Tri-State’s first gastro pub,” referring to “high-end beer and food.” Guests need not be discouraged by the term, “high-end,” as if it means “expensive.” Be fair to yourself and the tavern to try it for yourself before making the determination of value. The restaurant and tavern hosted a business soft opening on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for two weeks prior to the official ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Mar. 19, and the Nance’s said that time taught them a lot about what items and methods were accommodating to the guests. “We learned a lot in that two weeks,” said Andrea. They have 12 different beers on tap, a variety of appetizer items, lunch, and dinner specials.

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The pub is hosting live music every Friday and Saturday nights starting tentatively at 7:30 p.m. “We were trying to stay local with our venue, hosting bands and artists such as Pat Ballard and Ray Ligon, but since we’re hosting music on Friday nights too now, we’re reaching outside the immediate area for booking.”
 
There is no cover charge at the door to come and enjoy the artists performing those nights.

The expansion called for an estimated 20 new employees, aiding in economic growth for the community. Nance said, “Through the opening, some of the employees fell off while others stayed on, just like with any new business opening, so we’re still doing a little hiring for various positions.”

For menu and specials, log on to their homepage. The restaurant and pub are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday nights. For booking information, call (614) 214-5122.

Jessica Frodge
SurfKY News
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