The Windsor Beer Exchange offers local and regional craft brews and showcases Windsor art and music. Located in the historic Navy Club building on the corner of University and Bruce, it is the closest bar to the Windsor International Transit Terminal in the downtown core. This multi-level fully licensed venue opens this summer and is owned by Windsorite’s Josh Olsen, Teddy Root, and Dan Duggan. Also known as TBX, it operates in a stock exchange format, with beer prices fluctuating based on sales.
The tap list features craft brews made in Windsor and Southwestern Ontario. A revolving list will allow patrons to taste beer from across the region, with a stock exchange format effecting price changes based on popularity. Prices increase with higher sales and decrease with lower sales, updating every fifteen minutes on-screen, eventually resulting in a “market crash” where all prices drop to their lowest and the system restarts.
Along with micro beer TBX offers a unique pub fare created by co-owners Josh Olsen and Dan Duggan. Olsen, a graduate of the George Brown culinary program, and Duggan, an experienced cook for the Hilton hotel, have combined their tastes and talents to develop a distinctly savory pub style menu served à la carte.
Next to specialty brews, the focus at TBX is regional art. Olsen has been connected to the Windsor music scene for over a decade, and looks forward to opening up the venue to artists Ontario-wide. The upper level provides a stage for musical acts, comedy, and performance art, and the main level will display the variety of talent found in Windsor artists.
If you’re in the market for something different this summer, check out The Windsor Beer Exchange!
By: Rachel Olsen