Woodstock’s Truck & Tap is an amazing new concept pairing the ultimate selection of craft beers (many of them local) with rotating food trucks throughout the week. On any given day, there’s certainly something for everyone. There’s picnic-style seating outdoors as well as a cool neighborhood pub- vibe indoors. They also feature three big screen TV’s if you’d like to grab a brew (or two) with friends and catch the latest sporting event. The location is also family-friendly, located just across from the Elm Street Green if you’d like to hit the food truck and spread a blanket in the park.
The El Nopal Mexican Restaurant truck was holding court on my inaugural visit to Truck & Tap. I feasted on one of their Chicken Tortas paired with my favorite local beer, Cadence from Reformation Brewery.
One thing I love about Woodstock is that when it comes to good food and beer, strangers don’t stay strangers for long. I chatted it up with another customer who was enjoying this gorgeous ceviche and was happy to let me photograph it.
Behold: Reformation Brewery’s Cadence takes center stage on the front “window bar” of Truck & Tap. Equipped with a garage-style door to let the light and fresh air in, this row of seating is also a great place to people-watch. Sidenote: Now look closely into this Truck & Tap glass, and what do you see? Downtown Woodstock…as it should be, and a fact for which I’m grateful.
Exposed brick graffiti and rustic hardwoods lend to the relaxed atmosphere.
A list of exemplary craft beers greets customers as they walk in the front door. The list is always changing to keep the selection fresh, so stay tuned. Not a beer drinker? They also carry a selection of wine as well as Wanderlust Nitro Coffee and craft sodas.
I met Ryan, Corey, and Cliff the day I visited, and they were all so kind, knowledgeable, and quick with information and recommendations.
Look at these sidewalk tables, and think about how many great conversations will be born here over a shared meal amid the bustle of Main Street. I’m truly excited that some of them will be mine, with my own friends and family. Truck & Tap, welcome to the neighborhood. We’re glad to have you.
Location: 8640 Main Street, Woodstock
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Jennifer Carter is a freelance photographer and writer living with her family in Woodstock, Georgia. Her work has been published by the Marietta Daily Journal, the Cherokee Tribune, Cherokee Life Magazine, Cobb Life Magazine, Woodstock Patch, and the city of Woodstock’s tourism brochure. The “I Love Downtown Woodstock” blog is what she considers a “passion project,” an experiment in homage that she calls “A Collection of Love Letters to a City.” See more of her work at jenwanders.com.