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Lordsburg taps into downtown LV

Lordsburg Tap House and Grill opened for business June 4 on D Street in downtown La Verne at the same spot formerly occupied by T. Phillips. The owners are Mike and Britt McAdams, who were customers of T. Phillips for 14 years. The McAdams hope to revamp the business. / photo by Ryan Gann

Lordsburg Tap House and Grill opened for business June 4 on D Street in downtown La Verne at the same spot formerly occupied by T. Phillips. The owners are Mike and Britt McAdams, who were customers of T. Phillips for 14 years. The McAdams hope to revamp the business. / photo by Ryan Gann

Kellie Galentine
Staff Writer

Lordsburg Taphouse and Grill opened in early June, bringing a new family dining spot and bar to D Street in La Verne.

Lordsburg Taphouse and Grill replaced T. Phillips Alehouse and Grill when owners Mike and Britt McAdams took advantage of the opportunity to open a restaurant of their own. Having been regular customers at T. Phillips, the couple who had been looking to invest took the chance of taking over the restaurant space and fixing major issues.

“We have people returning who had stopped coming to T. Phillips and are now coming here and they say it’s great,” Bryan Fredericksen, bar manager, said.

Renovations of the new restaurant were a large part of the new opening.

“It is definitely a lot cleaner, the floor is repaired, and we have way cleaner bathrooms,” Fredericksen said.

Lordsburg brings La Verne’s traditional namesake back to D Street and celebrates the roots of the city. The history is expressed through black and white photos as well as orange grove décor, which pay homage to the tradition of the city.

“My goal is to bring in local La Verne families for lunches and dinner, and to have the college kids here at night,” general manager Kenny McKinley said.

Guests can expect a casual and easy-going atmosphere, including a touch tunes jukebox and six flat screen televisions, playing various sports games.

Lordsburg has a full bar with 61 beers on tap as well as wines, cocktails and other high end alcoholic beverages.

“I usually want to try something different that you can’t get at the store and they had a great selection of beers,” Siegfried Azarcon, senior criminology major, said. 

The menu consists of burgers, sandwiches and salads as well as specialty items like jambalaya and McKinley’s personal favorite, chicken marsala.

“The food was good and there is a decent selection of beer, service seemed fine, I used to come to T. Phillips, but Lordsburg is different in a good way,” Ashleigh Banks, La Verne resident, said.

Lordsburg Taphouse and Grill serves American cuisine everyday from 11 a.m. to midnight, featuring special promotions throughout the week.

On Wednesday nights from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lordsburg hosts trivia night a favorite carried on from T. Phillips.

Lordsburg Taphouse and Grill offers express lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day. The lunch consists of half a sandwich, soup or salad and a drink for $9, with the guarantee guests will be back to work or class on time.

Monday madness features all day happy hour with $2 off all drinks.

Regular happy hour is weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Thursday having additional happy hour from 9 p.m. to midnight.

“One night we just wanted to hang out after a meeting and grab some beers so we went to Lordsburg, it was just a good place to relax and hang out,” Azarcon said.

Ten percent student discounts are also offered to college students with valid student identification.

Lordsburg is active on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram where customers can stay updated on all of the specials offered.

Kellie Galentine can be reached at kellie.galentine@laverne.edu.

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