Leesburg Beer Company to open jazz lounge May 2
Customers will have the option of 18 beers on tap, more than 200 beers from around the world, wine and high-end cocktails.
The vision for the space is that of a relaxing taproom that harkens back to the days of the Roaring 20s.
"I want people, when they walk in, to step back in time," said Jim Corcoran, the owner of the Leesburg Beer Company.
He hopes the high-end cocktails, jazz sounds, comfortable couches and upscale environment will provide a respite from the crazy work-week.
When speaking about the project he explained that he had recently re-watched “The Great Gatsby” and loved the vintage clothing and style of the characters. He hopes he can work to recreate that kind of flair in his venue.
Almost exactly a year ago Leesburg Beer Company, the upstairs component of the building, opened its doors and has become a fairly popular dinner spot on weekends, but Corcoran says he's more comfortable running a business which focuses on booze rather than burgers.
Initially Corcoran wanted to turn the basement space into a nano brewery.
After it became clear that the ventilation needed to bring the space up to code would be too difficult to install, the pub changed its name from Leesburg Brewing Company to Leesburg Beer Company.
Corcoran is of the opinion that if he does not brew on premise he shouldn't call the establishment a brewery.
He wanted to use the space to sell beer so he had the idea to run it as a sports bar. But after deciding there were plenty of sports bars in the area he eventually passed on the idea and went with something unique to Loudoun, an upscale intimate jazz club.
Corcoran called the place LBC Underground because he recognized that the acronym LBC was being used more often for the company than its official title.
"And as for Underground, it's in the basement," Corcoran said, going on to add that the popular form of public transportation and some elements of nightlife in London are called underground.
Normal hours Wednesday through Saturday will be 3 to 11 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The space will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
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