Spears Bourbon, Burgers, & Beer Concept
Bourbon, Burgers, and Beer are all strong cultural elements of our rich American history and their popularity continues to grow and evolve, even today. Historically, Jacob Spears is accredited with being the first distiller to label his product “Bourbon,” after Bourbon County, Kentucky. This new aged whiskey has been the preferred drink by so many that it has earned the nickname, “America’s own spirit.”
The Hamburger was first created in America in 1900 by Louis Lassen, owner of Louis’ Lunch in Connecticut. There have been rival claims by Charlie Nagreen, Frank and Charles Menches, Fletcher David, and Oscar Weber Bilby. The hamburger gained national recognition at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair when the New York Tribune namelessly attributed the hamburger as, “the innovation of a food vendor on the pike.” No conclusive claim has ever been made to end the dispute over the inventor of the hamburger with a variety of claims and evidence asserted since its creation.
Beer can be traced far back in time in all different directions. Regionally speaking, the Native Americans brewed beer in these lands prior to the European arrival. One recipe was composed of maize, birch sap, and water. One of the earliest records of brewing by non-native people, here in the U.S. dates from 1587. The first commercial brewery that opened in the United States was the Dutch West India Company of Lower Manhattan in 1632. America is often referred to as the melting pot of the world. Within this melting pot is a broad array and wide variety of stiff bourbons, gourmet natural burgers, and professionally selected craft beers.
Spears Bourbon, Burgers, & Beer is a hip, natural, gourmet burger eatery with a sophisticated bourbon and craft beer specialty bar. This warm, open space surrounds its customers with Chicago reclaimed wood and a fire pit to warm its outdoor patio. Vintage pictures of Bourbon, Burgers, and Beer recreate their journey through time for all to see as they are strategically placed throughout Spears. Sip your way through some of our carefully selected bourbons and our eclectic craft beer collection with the opportunity to specifically pair your drinks with an all American natural gourmet burger that comes in so many different varieties, that it is sure to compliment some of the most creative flavors that our craft beer and bourbon specialty bar must offer. Aside from this, we do offer a full bar, full menu, comfortable dining, inviting atmosphere, and live entertainment from local talented musicians, including a vintage community table for those who are seeking a more social spirited experience. Spears tailor’s special events and private parties year-round as well.
Take your taste buds on a trip as you enjoy any of our bourbon flights or craft beer flights to learn what all the hype is about. We are entering a new age for bourbon and beer drinkers as the many different varieties are readily available for your enjoyment here at Spears. Our cocktails are prepared by our incredibly knowledgeable bartenders who know all about the process of making, mixing, and drinking your next high quality beverage. Spears has All American Roots where the best Bourbon, Burgers, and Beer meet and await to delight you!