Setting the Table
After getting a makeover, this popular bar remains the only venue for live music in Downtown Conway. What was once Fats at the Warehouse is now just The Warehouse, the party continues on, perhaps better than ever.
When the weather is nice enough, the doors to the restaurant remain open and welcoming, which also lets the live music spill out onto the streets. Inside, there are multiple pool tables and a few arcade games next to the touch screen jukebox. There are picnic tables for bigger groups and some smaller tables near the bar, and though the restaurant feels a little cramped, it’s kept tidy.
The stage is small and depending on the sound system bands bring with them can pack quite a punch. This could be something for guests to keep in mind on Thursdays and Fridays, since tables close to the stage will make conversation very difficult.
Down the Hatch
The menu is small, as most bar menus tend to be, but filled with variety and a few unusual options. Even during a busy Friday night, all the employees were engaging and attentive. Customers were buzzing all around the quickly filling bar and greeting their favorite servers, long before the party even got started.
The food came out fast and hot, the hectic atmosphere notwithstanding. The sweet potato tots were fantastic, made even sweeter by the cinnamon crème, and could easily be an appetizer or dessert.
The main entrees include an array of burgers, sandwiches, baskets, and salads with four sides to choose from including their creamy homemade potato salad. Consumers can pick something a little fancy, like their pound of mussels in spicy garlic parmesan broth, or stick with some crispy and slightly spicy chicken tenders.
There are options to make the food how you want it, like with the Po’ Boy. The shrimp can be blackened, grilled, or fried, and the delicious homemade tartar sauce can be put on the side so you can add how much or little you’d like. It would have been nice for the sandwich to have even more shrimp on it, but then again, what isn’t improved with more shrimp?
Prices at The Warehouse are decent, with the most expensive meals being only $14. A sandwich, plus a beer and tip, evened out to about $17, but with such accommodating and friendly employees plus good live music, paying more would have caused no objections.
Happy Hour is daily from 4-7 p.m., with all the appetizers discounted and a few platters made cheaper as well. The Warehouse has weekly specials, such as Double Down Monday and Wednesday Wine Down.
They also have karaoke and bingo, so there is plenty of fun to keep guests coming back every night of the week. To know what’s going on when and what bands will be playing Thursdays and Fridays, visit their Facebook page.
The Warehouse opens 4p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11:30 a.m. on the weekends. The party goes on until 2 in the morning (or maybe later), except for Saturdays when they close at midnight. The restaurant isn’t open on Sundays anymore. But no matter what their hours are, at The Warehouse, it’s always time to party.
If you eat
What | The Warehouse
Where | 104 Laurel Street, Conway
Info | facebook.com/the-warehouse, 843-248-3287