We are offering OUTDOOR DINING in addition to Delivery & Pick-Up services Monday to Friday 4pm-12am and Saturday to Sunday 11am-12am.  BRUNCH is back Saturdays and Sundays 11am-3pm.  We will resume INDOOR DINING Friday, October 2nd 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

It's A Charlie Brown Christmas Festival and Toy Drive! 

Get those ugly sweaters and holiday attire ready! December 5th and 6th, we're hosting a weekend of holiday fun modeled after our successful, fun, and socially distant Pumpkin Festival.  Holiday beers and ciders, holiday inspired cocktails and a customizable eggnog and hot chocolate set up will all be part of this event. This is an indoor and outdoor event, our outdoor space will be heated.    In addition to all of the fun, we are helping our neighbors at the Walter Cunningham Community Center by collecting toys during the event.  Event details are listed on our ticketing event partner site at institutebar.ticketleap.com See you in December! 


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.