2017 Progress Edition
These local businesses support the local arts, theater, and entertainment in our region.
Model City TapHouse
Sitting in his car one night, listening to the "Purple Rain" soundtrack, Shelton Clark was pondering his future. Nearing retirement from the Insurance world, Clark was wondering what a second career to keep him occupied could be. As the opening to "When Doves Cry" swelled in the air around him, Clark had an epiphany. Shelton fired up his trusty auto and cruised around Downtown Kingsport. Spotting a vacant building, Clark called his son Will—a recent graduate from UT, who had been managing a craft beer establishment in Knoxville—and said, "It's time."
Opened in August of last year, Model City TapHouse is the home of cold craft beers and steamed deli sammies. Model City TapHouse features twenty taps of Craft Beers with a local and regional focus, rotated weekly. Their sandwich menu includes tasteful meats, cheeses and fresh produce with “sammies” made as you order. Several specialty sandwiches are featured including the Kitchen Sync, the Reuben, a Turkey Cuban, an Italian Sammie and the Deli Special. The TapHouse even offers catering and will customize your large orders—with pick-up and delivery available.
Live music is featured on Thursdays with some of the best area talents, though it's currently unknown if anyone has performed "Raspberry Beret" yet. Team Trivia is there on Monday nights, and they often have Tap Takeover events highlighting beers from a featured brewery. You can find plenty of activities to entertain you including board games, card games, darts and corn hole and even Nintendo 64. Also, four TV's are always on for you to watch the latest sporting events including the Vols and the Bucs.
Model City TapHouse is open six days a week with hours Monday-Thursday: 11am-10 pm, Friday: 11:00 AM -12:00 AM and Saturday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM. A dream realized in downtown Kingsport, scored to the music of Prince.