A new restaurant and bar has opened on Corning’s northside.
The owners are no strangers to the restaurant business. They’re also no strangers to Bridge Street, and after working on this new project for a couple of years, the couple is happy to finally have their doors open.
Joe and Tammy Carey opened Carey’s Brew House just last week.
Rewind more than 20 years ago, and they were first in the computer business running Access Computing located on Bridge Street.
“We went to a trade show in New York City at the Javits Center and had lunch at the @Cafe down in lower Manhattan,” Joe said. “That was one of the first internet cafes. We said, ‘We can do this.'”
Sure enough, they did. They purchased the bar right next door and made it an internet cafe with a full service bar. Residents would soon grow to love The Site Cyber Bar and Grill.
After running that for 19 years, the Careys transferred over their license across the street to the Brew House.
At 6,500 square feet, it’s more than double the space of The Site and boasts pool tables, darts, a dining area, 44 beers on tap, and a full menu just to name a few.
In addition to all that there is to offer downstairs, the Brew House also has an upstairs where about 150 people can fit for banquets, weddings, or private events.
All of this obviously didn’t happen overnight. The Careys purchased the property over two years ago and have smiles are on their faces with their operation in function.
The couple is hoping to bring even more life to the northside with their new two-story pub.
“We want to make sure everybody has a good time here,” Joe said. “Our focus is that you come here for dinner or for a drink and that you have a good time and go home happier than when you came in.”
The couple still owns Access Computing and also rents out to nine different businesses in the same building as the Brew House.