Member Spotlight: My Yard Live
My Yard Live Beer Co. has been a member of the San Marcos Chamber since opening its doors in 2019. Managing Partner Jamie Minotti talks about the restaurant and brewery experience.
What does your business do? The “My Yard Live Beer Co.” experience brings together all the elements of a community center, park, upscale beer garden / brewery, diverse eatery, and a one of a kind live entertainment and event venue. For the young, or young at heart, MYL combines the comforts of your own fantasy backyard with the convenience of a brewery and restaurant. Situated in an indoor – outdoor, park-like setting, MYL offers a variety of activities for all ages.
What services and/or specialty products do you provide? We are a brewery and scratch kitchen with a full bar, leisure games, video and classic arcade and entertainment every day of the week!
What sets you apart from others in your industry? We wanted to provide an option for folks that were looking for a different type of restaurant and brewery experience so we set out to create a community based, family friendly concept where folks of all ages could come for a unique experience that creates memories. We strive to be a different type of hospitality company. One that both supports and invests in the community. We are honored to say that since opening in 2019, albeit the challenges of the last couple of years, we have reinvested $100,000 back into the local community.
What is your favorite business success story? In the midst of the height of the pandemic we received an amazing amount of community support. One family that had been regulars, asked if they could invest in My Yard Live Beer Co. to assure we stayed in the community for their family and friends. It was humbling, and candidly really surprising. Who wanted to invest in a brewery and restaurant during the pandemic? After meeting with the family and being as transparent as possible about the situation at that time, they shared what My Yard Live Beer Co. had meant to them and the community and the reason behind their financial support. It was families like them, that kept us going and why we are still here!
What motivated you to join The San Marcos Chamber? Being an active community member, we joined the Chamber to have the opportunity to interact with more businesses in the area. As a business owner it’s easy to get in a silo on your own business and in your own industry. Even if we cannot attend as many events as we’d like or contribute as much as we want, the ongoing communication and sharing of information that the Chamber provides is invaluable. We’ve also had the opportunity to collaborate and support other Chamber businesses for various good and services. Everything about what the Chamber is, and what it stands for, aligns with our beliefs of what a business can truly be in a community.
Business website: www.myyardlive.com
Business Instagram handle: @myyardlive
Business Facebook page: My Yard Live