MIND YOUR P'S & Q'S
We’re more than just food and drinks! We also offer pool, darts, fooseball, cribbage, and video lottery. Want to watch the big game? Let us know, we’ll make sure it’s on. Otherwise, the jukebox is ready for you to make your selection helping you to enhance your experience at Pints & Quarts.
HISTORY OF 313
Located at 313 Main Avenue, Pints & Quarts is locally owned and operated by Brennan and Lori Sullivan.
This downtown structure was built in 1895. According to the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, a clothing, boot and shoe store occupied this site from 1898 to 1916. From 1901-1902, Mathew E. Wimsey was listed as a clothier at this address and is likely the original resident of the building. From 1910-1913, Wimsey General Store was located at 315 Main Avenue. The building appears on later Sanborn Maps as a store with a second story lodge meeting space, where the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) and later Knights of Columbus met. Over the years, occupants of the building had extensively altered the facade and interior features. The 313 Main Avenue address has been the home of E.C. Olson Clothing store (1909-1952) and an expanded Coast to Coast (1962-1999).
After purchasing the building in January 2011, the Sullivan’s completely renovated the interior. In this process, they found the original flooring and an intact tin ceiling. They also determined the building needed to be completely rewired. Their major restoration effort was directed toward renovation of the beautiful oak flooring, which now is a premier asset to the encompassing atmosphere. It took four months to remove the wooden floors, refinish the wood, and reinstall them. Framed historic photos of Brookings and mirrors line the walls. The frames are made from pieces of tin ceiling from Sully’s Irish Pub at 421 Main Avenue, an establishment also owned by the Sullivans.
Another aspect of atmosphere is the exposed brick wall in the immediate entrance of Pints & Quarts.
Pints & Quarts offers a variety of ways to stay entertained. P’s & Q’s has pool tables, a dart board, fooseball, myTouchtunes jukebox, chalk walls to add your art, and two flat screen TVs that include ESPN & NFL Network. Also, stop down to try one of Brookings’ Best Burgers & Fries from 4pm-10pm every day!!
Pints & Quarts opened February 8th, 2013