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2023 Uptown Untapped: 6-10 p.m. | Saturday, Aug. 12 | East Main Street
The Craft Brew Festival in the former Dry Capital of the World
Make Uptown your destination for a great night out Aug. 12 at our annual Uptown Untapped festival.
A dozen or more craft breweries will set up to sell their wares. Food will be offered by Uptown eateries. Live music, entertainment, games and scores of our friendly Untapped volunteers will create a great atmosphere. And gluten-free drink choices will be available for those not into to hopping it up!
This event is only for those over the age of 21. All participants must show ID to enter. No exceptions. Event will be held Rain or Shine.
Uptown Untapped sets up along the first block of East Main Street, taking over the roadway and adjacent lots.
Enter from State Street adjacent to the Old Bag of Nails. Have that ID ready!
Early Admission Tasting Hour — Be there for the first tap! A tasting menu will be available prior the event. Get your Uptown Untapped tasting cup and sample the offerings available from the craft breweries. Tastings are only offered until 6pm and with the Early Admission ticket (General Admission is included with this ticket)
Full Pours — 12oz pours from local craft breweries (tasting menu will be shared prior to the event). White Claw is available as an alternative.
Main Stage Music — Lt. Dan’s New Legs and Radio Tramps.
Uptown Eateries Inside the Event — Asterisk Supper Club, Cardinal Pizza, Old Bag of Nails, DiCarlos Pizza
Games — Ping Pong, Foosball, Electronic Double Basketball, Putt-Putt, Corn Hole, Giant Jenga
Music acts: LDNL and Radio Tramps
Two popular regional bands will provide live musical entertainment at Untapped’s main stage,.
Lt. Dan’s New Legs — or these days, just simply LDNL — will bring its high-energy pop, dance, top-40 and hip-hop band act.
The great party band Radio Tramps also will be on hand, playing popular radio hits from the ’80s to current day, including everything from Joan Jett, Justin Timberlake, Kings of Leon, P!nk, Maroon 5, Tom Petty, Eddie Money, Lizzo to Bruno Mars.
General Admission, 6-10 p.m. (Includes entry in to event and event entertainment; Drink tickets sold separately) $15
Early Admission Tasting Hour, 5-6 p.m. (Includes early entry to event and event entertainment, signature Uptown Untapped 4oz tasting glass and tastings to 6 p.m, Sample menu to be available before event.) $50
Drink Tickets (12oz pour): $6 each
White Claw hard seltzer tickets: $6 each
Drink Ticket Pack (12oz pour): $25 for five tickets BEST DEAL!
Where to park and enter?
Main street will be closed at State Street. Haywood Alley will be closed and the lots to the North and South of East Main Street will be closed beginning at 2pm for event set up.
There is plenty of parking available near by for the event. If you aren’t familiar with the area or need a refresher, Also, consider downloading and using the City of Westerville’s free Smart Parking App, which identifies available spots in Uptown lots, or using COTA Plus to shuttle from your Westerville home to the event. (See COTA section below.)
Attendees enter from State Street at Main Street, by The Old Bag of Nails Pub, 24 N. State St..
Stay safe and let COTA do the driving! Shuttle from your home to the event with friends on COTA Plus! Just $3 each way.
Stay in Westerville!
Play it safe and spend the night in our recommended hotels, The Renaissance Hotel or The Aloft Hotel.
Note: Uptown Untapped has a special rate at the Aloft hotel, $115/night, available for Aug. 11 and Aug. 12. Offer valid through July 28, 2023. Click here to book your group rate with the Aloft Hotel.
Uptown Untapped is hosted by Uptown Westerville Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to build public and private partnerships to sustain the economic vitality and historic charm of Uptown Westerville. Uptown Untapped was created to celebrate the rich history of our community as well as to serve as Uptown Westerville Inc.’s banner event and main source of revenue. Profits from Uptown Untapped go toward Uptown Westerville improvements, historic preservation and beautification efforts, and community-building events.
JOIN IN THE FUN
Want to volunteer at Untapped? Volunteers get an event T-shirt, pizza, and pouring volunteers get beer (of course)!