We are offering OUTDOOR DINING in addition to Delivery & Pick-Up services Monday to Thursday 5pm-9pm, Friday and Saturday 5pm-10pm and Sunday 5pm-9pm.  BRUNCH is typically Saturdays and Sundays 11am-3pm however, we have had to suspend this service until indoor dining returns.  We will resume INDOOR DINING, hopefully, January first depending on local restrictions at 25% indoor capacity. Reservations for indoor dining are strongly encouraged.  To make a Reservation please use the Waitlist Me link below.  When arriving please check-in inside and follow all state guidelines such as wearing masks & practice safe social distancing.  We also offer draft beer, can beer, cocktails & wine to go for pick-ups only.   If you wish to place a pick-up order click on the online circle below.

Welcome to The Institute 

Founded in 2008, The Institute Bar quickly became a home away from home for the anti-social socialites of the city.  Known for quirky events including the largest pumpkin beer festival in the area, The Institute grew a base of loyal and loving guests.  Times change and during the summer of 2017 the owners were struck with an idea to expand and re-energize the business.  The original Institute closed in December of 2018 in order to move in to a new space only one block away in a building the owners were sure would never become anything.  Newly incarnated, The Institute Craft Bar and Kitchen pays homage to the original location while taking on a more refined energy including a chef-inspired menu, a team of highly experienced bar tenders, and a crafted design that incorporates elements of the building it now resides in.  

Upcoming Events


Every Tuesday, starting at 8 pm, test your general trivia knowledge while enjoying beer from our featured brewery for the week.  The winning team receives a $25 gift card.