Big Belly is located on the second floor between Chillers and Latitudes. It is rumored that J.E. Nicholson and Bernard Dreyfus ran a speak-easy in 1922 above their then-clothing store. Their secret bar was codenamed “Bernie’s Buffet Club”, and it was situated within the same walls that Big Belly now occupies. J.E. Nicholson was known to be fond of a nice pint of beer and he would often “belly up” to the bar. The name “Big Belly” pays homage to Mr. Nicholson. The long wooden bars, exposed brick, large oak barrels and antique fixtures of Big Belly give it a cozy atmosphere that certainly is reminiscent of a speak-easy from the prohibition era. The upper level of Big Belly features a large dance floor, brass pole and DJ booth.
The dance floor is put to use every night by the guests of Big Belly, and the DJs keep the music flowing with fun dance songs from the 1980’s to the present. Big Belly is especially known for “Nickel Beer Night” every Wednesday from 5pm - 9pm, a tradition that brings out locals and visitors week after week. Nickel Beer Night keeps guests happy with fresh cold draft beer and great deals on bottled beer and mixed drinks. Big Belly has 17 televisions throughout the venue that make it a great laid-back spot to watch any sports event. Big Belly is the ideal venue for gathering some friends for a college game, watching the Super Bowl, throwing a birthday party or a private function. Yes, we will change the channel so you can see the game you want and, yes, you may have another ice cold beer and a shot.