Mess Hall shares a backyard with the coffee shop next door. So you could theoretically hang out here all day (and you should, it’s very nice). The inside of the bar space is casual and pretty narrow, but there’s enough room to sit and play board games with some friends or hang out with a date and share a flight of beer.
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