With a shared passion for life, excellence, integrity, and professionalism, Christopher Evans and Bill Socha purchased the Turtle Club Coastal Tavern & Claw Bar in June 2015. Located in sunny Punta Gorda, Florida and renowned for its great food, atmosphere and gracious hospitality, the Turtle Club inspired Bill’s vision to create a sister restaurant with its own great food, unique character & atmosphere in upstate NY, hence the creation of The Glass Tavern.
Much of The Glass Tavern is constructed utilizing reclaimed material from Bill’s grandparent’s farm on Waite Road in Clifton Park. One example is the bar top which showcases multicolored slate roof tiles taken from the Kopacki Farm milk house. Under the guidance of master builder, Jerry Flynn, two barns from Lake Luzerne were leveled and the beautiful weathered wood can be found throughout The Glass Tavern. Jerry created a design plan with both Bill and Chris and then his team executed the carefully laid out vision for the space. The result is a triad of eye pleasing comfortable spaces that invite guests to linger and relax.
By creating spaces with their own look, identity and ambiance, The Glass Tavern offers unique experiences that will appeal to all our guests! Families, friends and business associates will come together here with other like-minded folks to discover comfort, character, quality, and a special place to call “home”.
Our philosophy of “Hometown Hospitality” is a driving force behind all we do and centers around making our guests feel well cared for, while they’re at our establishment as well as after they’ve gone. That is our first priority. Our intent is to achieve this by exceptional service, consistent, fresh, quality products, and a unique atmosphere!
We sincerely hope that you enjoy your Glass Tavern experience.
Christopher Evans & Bill Socha