Chef / Owner Kevin SharkeyA MAN WITH A VISION
“If you don’t build your dreams, someone will hire you to help build theirs. I’ve been helping to build other people’s dreams for a while, and it’s time to build mine.”
About 1608 Crafthouse
1608 Crafthouse is a contemporary, casual, “farm to table” restaurant featuring regional Southern cuisine with an emphasis placed on the bounty of the Mid-Atlantic region.
The theme and decor capture the relaxed casual feeling of the Chesapeake Bay/Shore drive area. Featuring a scratch kitchen 1608 will offer a competitive price point for entrees, burgers, appetizers, soups and salads.
Highlighting the bar area will be a “retro” tap draft system that will maintain a minimum of two Hampton Roads breweries and national and regional craft beer selection. The bar will also include an extensive bottle collection from surrounding areas and a notable “retro” beer collection. A simple but varied wine list focused on Virginia Wines for the non beer drinkers, and variety of classic and culinary inspired cocktails also contribute to the beverage menu.
A daily happy hour with food and beverage specials will be offered along with weekly specials. This allows food and beverage offerings to be served professionally, visually pleasing, and efficiently in a relaxed casual atmosphere.