At Red Arrow Tap Room, we want you to enjoy great food and craft libations, without the wait, hassles and distractions. With our revolutionary pour-your-own and self-service technology and exceptional service, each visit is an adventure. We serve house-smoked meats in a family-friendly environment. Our educated beer ambassadors can help you find that perfect pour from our rotating, well-curated craft beer, wine, cocktail and cider list.
We exist to create a simple, hassle-free guest experience.
Our team, technology and service challenge the restaurant status quo to create an exceptional guest experience.
Guests are independent to enjoy great food and craft libations.
Community - Do good for others.
Entrepreneurship - Solve problems and take risks.
Hard Work - Apply maximum effort with endurance.
Teamwork - Cooperate and create a positive environment.
Hospitality - Make guests feel welcome.
Red Arrow Story
Joseph Tota designed the concept of Red Arrow Tap Room during one of his frequent visits to Union Pier, Michigan along the Red Arrow Highway. Southwest Michigan is awash in fantastic breweries, and his simple yet revolutionary idea was to share a taste of these independent breweries and others like them by using the latest self-pour technology. He imagined a place filled with friendly people enjoying great beer and delicious food in a fun, modern environment, free of the hassles and headaches that so often accompany the contemporary restaurant experience.
Joe is an avid ultra-runner and has a deep belief that hard work, entrepreneurship, and a healthy lifestyle are the keys to happiness. Joe is a former management consultant that helped organizations implement and adopt technologies and process to improve performance. He is very passionate about supporting local charities and volunteers on a few non-profit boards.
The Red Arrow Highway story is very unique with military heritage. A brave group of men were part of the 32nd Infantry Division who fought in World War I and II, with roots from the Iron Brigade of the Civil War. These men were honored in Southwest Michigan by naming the Red Arrow Highway from their division. Men from Wisconsin and Michigan fought bravely in France during World War I and acquired the nickname Les Terribles referring to their fortitude in advancing over terrain others could not. It was the first allied division to pierce the German Hindenburg Line of defense, and the 32nd then adopted its shoulder patch; a line shot through with a red arrow, to signify its tenacity in piercing the enemy line. It then became known as the Red Arrow Division.