With two stages, southern inspired menu items and speciality cocktails, Tin Roof brings jams, eats and libations to patrons.
On a recent Friday night, the happy hour crowd was still going strong as the dinner hour approached.
To cool off, we sampled cocktails from the “Roof Favorites” drink menu the 2 Night Stand: Beefeater gin, elderflower, lime, grapefruit and cucumber and the Lynchburg Lemonade: Jack Daniels, triple sec, lemon, lime and sprite.
Our waitress called the evening a quiet one even though the bar was packed and every high top full. She said maybe the summer heat kept some folks inside. Tin Roof is an indoor, outdoor concept with not much air conditioning.
Outside, people listened to the live band and sipped on cans of White Claw Hard Seltzer and drafts of beer. Inside, college football games were screened on the televisions.
To go with the drinks, we sampled the fried pickles served along with a dipping gochujang ranch. The pickles were the right amount of batter and crisp, not deep fried and oily. We also ordered the made-in-house pork rinds, which we could have snacked on all night.
For our main course, we went with the Nashville hot chicken, which is every bit hot as its name suggests. The fried chicken was rubbed thoroughly with cayenne pepper and the white bread it was served on to help with the heat was just as spicy. To help cool down the heat, the ranch potato salad was a refreshing side and highlight of the meal.
The voodoo shrimp was also a southern-inspired dish that lived up to the “Comforts” section it was listed under on the menu.
Many of the menu items are made in house and from scratch. The calendar for the venue appeals to those looking to hear live music, catch a football game or even participate in trivia. Tin Roof hosts karaoke on Tuesdays, tribute bands several times a month and various themed trivia nights.
Highlights for October include a Bahamas Benefit Concert featuring Steel Town Religion and BKH Band at 5 p.m. Oct. 3, a Jazz on the Ave brunch music series from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 6, Pineapple Jack o Lantern Carving Night – $5 includes pineapple, carving utensils, and tea lights on Oct. 14, Stranger Things Trivia at 8 p.m. on Oct. 28 and a GUNZ and ROZES Tribute act at 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 31.