A new filling station for growlers, or beer jugs, is opening in a former garage downtown.
PreFunk is opening on Front Street and 11th Avenue in August. Owner Doug Winter said he chose the 1,780-square-foot-building because of its close access to downtown and the Connector.
The filling station will offer customers the choice of coming into the bar to try any of the 20 beers on tap or filling their growlers without getting out of their cars.
“You’ll be able to place your order online, drive up, and we will fill and bring the growler right out to your car,” Winter said.
PreFunk won’t sell food, but will have an eight- to 10-seat bar. No minors will be permitted inside.
Patrick McKeegan is the architect. Winter and his friends are renovating the space on their own, including painting, upgrading interior fixtures and updating the bathroom. Winter didn’t disclose renovation or construction costs.
“Idaho is up for grabs in terms of becoming a craft beer destination,” Winters said. “We will have more options than ever before.”