New bar near sub base offers craft beer, live music, outdoor seating and more

5 Aug 2019

Small Business

The owners of The Hop Yard opened their new bar in the spot of the former Rotten Apple — adjacent to Wings 'n' Pies, and near the Naval Submarine Base — but the interior and the vibe are much different.

Niki Walker and Mike Sarcia gutted the inside, added a kitchen, constructed a stage for live music, added two new pool tables, raised the ceiling and hung many Edison lightbulbs, painted the walls from lime green to orange, renovated the bathrooms, moved the beer taps, and moved the outdoor seating from the side to the back, adding a wooden picket fence.

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