Hopmonk Novato opens

Hopmonk #3 for Gordon Biersch

The massive space briefly occupied by Southern Pacific Smokehouse in Novato has re-opened as the third Hopmonk Tavern in the North Bay. 

The location, at 224 Vintage Way inside the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center is extra-large, seating 145 inside and an additional 80 in the outdoor beer garden. The Novato location will also be home to “The Session Room”, a stage for live music and open mic nights. Sonoma County’s Pete Stringfellow is among the first acts, appearing Dec. 1 at 7:30p.m.

Look for 15 different beers on tap including Unfiltered Kellerbier and Dunkleweizen plus more than 85 bottled beers a the Tavern Bar. The menu will follow the same format as the other two restaurants.

Seems third time’s a charm for the Dean Biersch project.

Open daily at 11a.m. with Hoppy Hour Mon-Thurs from 3-6p.m.