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. We had to reconfigure a few things, like an actual entrance and an elevator, but there are some components that we did not change. J.E. Nicholson was known to be fond of beer and his catch phrase was "belly up" when inviting friends out for a pint. 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 known for the stiff drinks and craft beer. 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.
When Big Belly opened in 1999 it was a brewery where we crafted our own draft beers. We stopped brewing our own beer in 2002 and now we're fully committed and happy to sell beer that other people brew. Be thankful of a fine craft beer with each sip as it is defintely a labor of love and making great beer is not an easy thing to do.
NICKEL BEER - EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 5PM-9PM!
It's unlimited Miller Lite draft for just $5. Enjoy live interactive trivia and an all around great time.
3-4-1 HAPPY HOUR - EVERY FRIDAY FROM 5PM-9PM
Buy one drink and get two extra drinks. Simply because we love you.