New Bohemia is taking over Louie’s Wine Dive’s old spot at 800 W. Lake St., installing multiple garage doors on the corner.
“It will literally feel like a patio,” said Brian Ingram, chief operating officer. “In the summertime it will feel like you’re outdoors.”
The restaurant is also installing an air fill station and a spot for minor repairs.
Ingram said the restaurant overhauled production of the menu’s 21 sausages in the past year. The sausages now come from whole-muscle shoulder cuts of meat sourced from a Colorado farm, without nitrates or artificial flavors.
Choices range from mac and cheese-stuffed kid-friendly sausages to the “jackalope,” which is made with antelope, rabbit, pork, dried cranberries and habanero peppers.
Pretzels each weigh three pounds — Ingram compared them to the size of a large pizza — and they’re handmade in Milwaukee. The mustards are brined in local beer, like the spicy saison done in Lift Bridge Farm Girl Saison.
Thirty of the 36 craft beer taps are local.
New Bohemia is aiming to launch at least 10 Minnesota venues by the end of 2016, with locations in Eagan and Roseville opening in the months after Uptown.