However, the other night we had a sitter for Baby J so we went out on the town! First we hit up Springfield Brewing Company with some co-workers and had a couple seasonal beers (Wee Howler, Quencher in the Rye, and Tsarry Night) and some appetizers.
Missouri Spirits has a small food menu as well, so we nommed on some pulled pork sliders, which were cute but decidedly a little "meh"--the sauce was excellent but the bread was hard on the bottom, which made them tough to eat without crumbling.
After that we still had a little time left, so we headed over to 417 Tap House, another spot that opened while I still had a bun in the oven. They've got a huge selection of taps, but their schtick is the self-serve taps. I was most interested in the table-mounted taps. Seems like these would be super-convenient if you're the ones sitting at the table...but if you want to try one of those beers and the table is already occupied, seems like it would be a bit awkward.
For the record, I wasn't drinking either of these, and instead opted for a pint of "Not Your Father's Root Beer", which seemed an appropriate dessert.