60 taps deep with craft beer – 23 HD TVs – weekend brunch – hand crafted cocktails – savory steaks – succulent sandwiches – happy hour to write home about.
At The Shepherd & the Knucklehead, our commitment to great beer is legendary. Our 60 taps make us among the tops in microbrew selection in the nation.
Perhaps you’re asking: Where did our name come from? The Shepherd & the
Knucklehead is a novel published in 2001. It delves into the subject of the duality in mankind. The responsible (Shepherd) and the irresponsible (Knucklehead) represent the mental tug of war going on inside each of our minds, bodies, and souls. The main character, Oliver Wendell Tweed (a compilation of Oliver Wendell Holmes and Boss Tweed—in other words, a mix of purity and greed) is on a search for the meaning of this duality in each of us. Along for the journey is his sock monkey and constant companion, Francis Bacon. Interestingly enough, Oliver owns a pub near a university and implores emerging philosopher-students to develop both sides of their brain so they can ensure balance in their lives.