Tuskers Tavern set to open in east Fayetteville

Tuskers Tavern / Flyer photo

A new neighborhood tavern and restaurant is in the works in east Fayetteville.

The bar, called Tuskers Tavern, is a project by East Side Grill, Theo’s, and Southern Food Company owners Todd and Marti Martin and their South by Northwest Hospitality company, along with locals Zack and Natalie Wakefield.

The new restaurant is located across the parking lot of East Side Grill at 1830 N. Crossover Road, in the building next to Mess Hall 45.

The bar will serve beer, wine, cocktails, and some food including flatbread pizzas, sharable plates, salads, and more.

Wakefield said he and the Martin family have been talking about the concept for Tuskers Tavern since the pandemic, and are excited to see the project come to light.

The idea is to create another option for an after-work drink and gathering place for neighbors on the east side of town in a comfortable, upscale atmosphere.

A look inside the new Tuskers Tavern opening in Fayetteville this week / Courtesy

The newly remodeled space has a long bar with plenty of seating, and a cozy living room-type feel on the inside. There’s also a small patio on the north side of the building for when the weather warms up.

Tusker’s Tavern will officially open to the public for drinks only on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14. The restaurant will be fully open will food service on Thursday, Feb. 15.

After that, according to their website the restaurant will be open Wednesday and Thursdays from 5-11 p.m., Friday and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., and on Sundays from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m.