News from Pour Haus: A fire and a mural

Muralist Adam Engel at work at Pour Haus.

Pour Haus Restaurant & Tavern, the bar and restaurant that opened in March at 1021 W. Maple, was closed down on Friday because of a not-serious fire that made things seriously smoky. The fire started in a trash can under a bar, said manager Jarrett Barnes, and although nothing was damaged, owners had to have the restaurant cleaned to rid it of the smoky smell. Pour Haus reopened on Saturday.

Those who’ve driven past Pour House may have noticed a large and colorful new mural that recently was added to its east-facing wall. Painted by local artists Adam Engel and Rick Dunwoody, the mural depicts scenes of downtown Wichita floating away in a river of beer and a house surrounded by a moat of beer and giant burgers and fries. The mural was completed about a month ago, and at the same time, Pour Haus opened an outdoor patio.

The finished product

Pour Haus also recently added karaoke to its menu. The tunes start at 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, trivia starts at 8 p.m. and karaoke follows.

The restaurant/bar, which has 30 beers on tap and far more in bottles, always has one of its beers on special for $1.50. This week, it’s been Magic Hat IPA. When that keg runs out, Negra Modelo will take its place.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. The kitchen closes at 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and at 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, callĀ 316-263-7687.