Great Beverages and Fun at Double Taps

February 2019

Double Taps Tap Room

Kyle Akin describes his career as a civil engineer as a “nomadic lifestyle,” but after visiting the Rogue Valley in 2008, he fell in love with the atmosphere and decided this is where he wanted to live.

“I got a job with a local engineering firm that year, but after the economy crashed, it dawned on me that in order to be able to stay here, I would have to forge my own path,” said Kyle. “I opened a distillery in Eugene in 2013 called Crescendo Spirits, and when I finally moved back to the Rogue Valley for good, I decided to open a ‘Public House.’”

And thus Double Taps Tap Room and Craft Spirits, located at 945 NE D in the Shopping Center, was born. The name is a personal one for Kyle. He joined the Marines a week after his 17th birthday and served for five years, leaving as a sergeant.

“Double Taps is not a bar,” said Kyle, who opened the business in December 2017 with his wife Cory. “It’s a warm, welcoming environment and is a family-friendly gathering place for people who want to enjoy good spirits in all forms. We always have fun, interactive things going on, and if non-interactive is your thing, you can sip your beverage in peace as well.”

The Public House is synergistic with Crescendo Spirits by being able to incorporate its products with a tap room and tasting room, complete with take-home liquor sales (yes, you can buy a bottle of their Double Gold Vodka and take it home with you).

We don’t pull from the standard lineup for our tap/cider selections, which includes 24 different taps,” Kyle said. “We consider our choices every time we order a new beer or cider. If you come in, expect to see something you haven’t seen before or something you know to be unique.”

There is also a setup of seasonal craft cocktails made from their own spirits, plus racks of wine bottles that they sell by the glass or bottle. In addition, a diverse food menu was adapted for the restaurant and is provided by Heroes Café, which is located next door and is also a Marine veteran-owned business.

“The menu features the standard Heroes Café favorites, but we also have unique plates that fit our restaurant profile,” Kyle said.

In keeping with Public House spirit, there are board games available, along with card games, dice, cornhole (when warm), and other events. The large screen TVs offer plenty of sports events from all networks.

For more info, call 541-916-8475 or go to doubletapstaproom.com. You can also like them on Facebook.