June 10th, 2015 | Filed under .
“Our goal is to redefine the social experience locally by striving to encompass the timeless values of friendly service and a lively atmosphere.”
And that they do. Me & Billy, a family owned and operated bar with great food, opened in November of 2013 at 200 West Third Street in downtown Davenport. Marked with a mission to push the envelope by constantly trying new things, Me & Billy’s combination of their distinctive atmosphere, food offerings, building décor, and customer service makes this bar one of the hottest spots in the Quad Cities.
This unique bar with delicious food understands the importance of customer service and strives to build relationships with each and every customer that walks through their door.
“Customers want to meet “the names,” explains part-owner, Mary Collins, “they come in and say ‘I want to meet Billy,’ and out he comes. It adds value to the overall experience and those relationships keep people coming back.”
Aside from making it a point to build relationships with each customer, Me & Billy makes an effort to host events that benefit both community members and local businesses, too. Committed to supporting the local economy, Me & Billy strives to partner with neighboring businesses when and where they can. Events such as tastings, cocktail parties, and fundraisers have been incorporated with local businesses and nonprofits like Boetje’s Mustard, Mississippi River Distilling Company, and Junior League of the Quad Cities.
“From beer and bacon tastings, pop-up brunches, sports watch parties, or holiday celebrations, we have created a nice for the market,” Fran Maus adds. “We love being in the heart of downtown, especially with all of the current growth it has seen.”
After being crowned the 2015 Hot Spot of the Year through the Young Professionals Network, the Collins’ family has big plans for the future. “For us, the award means we’re doing something right. It pushes us to continue creating, to keep pushing that envelope in order to provide a unique experience to all those who visit,” says Bill Collins, the man behind Me & Billy.
How do they hope to push the envelope in the coming months? They want to reinvent the cocktail hour, introduce new special events featuring local partners, and constantly experiment with innovative food and drink. Not to mention work on a roof-top bar… Cheers!
200 W. 3rd St.
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