History: The iconic Tides Tavern celebrates its 40th anniversary with weekend birthday bash.
By KIM EIBEL — of the GatewayThe adage “Forty years of cheers and beers,” at the bottom of local artist Brice Smith’s painting hangs above the bar at the Tides Tavern, perfectly summing up the milestone for the iconic establishment.
The anniversary is being marked with a three day celebration at the Tavern September 13 to 15 that includes live music, food, and drinks.
A raffle with prizes supporting the charity “Race for a Soldier” is on the list but other activities are being kept a surprise for long time owner, Peter Stanley.
“Planning this celebration and recognizing the magnitude of memories that this building has held has been incredibly humbling,” said General Manager Kristin Bergeson.
“We are excited about the 40th celebration and the fun and energy. We’re expecting a full house.”
A band will be performing each night from 7 to 9 p.m.