GREENVILLE, S.C., July 2018 – El Thrifty, a new Mexican cantina and upscale gaming venue, will open in late fall 2018 along the Swamp Rabbit Trail in downtown Greenville. Featuring 7,300-square-feet inside and 2,000-square-feet outside, the space is currently under construction at 25 Delano Drive.
“We wanted to create a dynamic, modern gathering place that takes guests from coffee to cocktails,” said co-owners Reid Olsen and Robert Berry of El Thrifty Hospitality. “El Thrifty combines casual dining, local coffee, classic gaming and entertainment to inspire camaraderie, community and fun. We’re thrilled to bring this concept to Greenville, and grateful to be working with so many local businesses to bring the concept to life.”
Local businesses working on the project include: Matt Tindall of Tindall Architecture Workshop, Larry Myers of Ineo Builders, Betsy Berry of B. Berry Interiors, Kerry Penwell of Drakes Penwell Design Group and Brendan Smith and Hayes Wynn of Rooted.
Once open, El Thrifty will include:
● Artisanal coffee bar offering locally-roasted Methodical Coffee and a light breakfast menu
● Spacious dining room serving fresh Mexican fare
● Café-style work spaces and areas for event rentals
● Classic indoor/outdoor games, such as: feather bowling, air hockey, shuffleboard, foosball, snookball, pool tables, jump shot basketball, darts, ping pong and bocce, as well as an interior gaming lounge with stadium-inspired seating and custom banquettes
● Indoor/outdoor bar and patio overlooking the Swamp Rabbit Trail and Reedy River
● Large HD projectors throughout for viewing sports, live concerts, movies and more
The menu at El Thrifty will feature authentic Mexican dishes created with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, there will be traditional Mexican-inspired entrées like Carne Asada with Salsa Verde, South Carolina-Sourced Ceviche and Pork Carnitas Tacos, as well as a kids’ menu served until 7pm daily.
The bar will feature a large library of agave-based spirits, mezcal and tequila for craft cocktails and frozen drinks, as well as an assortment of local craft beer, wine and bubbles.
The El Thrifty team looks forward to sharing more details in the coming months.
ABOUT EL THRIFTY:
Located along the Swamp Rabbit Trail in downtown Greenville, S.C., El Thrifty is an innovative Mexican cantina, bar and upscale gaming venue. Designed as a modern social club, El Thrifty spans 7,300-square-feet inside and 2,000-square-feet outside, and includes: an artisanal coffee bar offering locally-roasted Methodical Coffee; dining room serving fresh Mexican fare for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch; café-style work spaces and areas for event rentals; classic indoor/outdoor games like feather bowling, air hockey, shuffleboard, foosball, snookball, pool tables, jump shot basketball, ping pong and bocce; an interior gaming lounge with stadium-inspired seating and custom banquettes; indoor/outdoor bar and patio overlooking the Swamp Rabbit Trail and Reedy River; and large HD projectors throughout for viewing sports, live concerts, movies and more. For more information, please visit: www.elthrifty.com.