May 29, 2023
One look at the menu at this place and you know you're dealing with some folks who are serious not only about spirits, but also about demystifying the pomp and pretension of "mixology." This is also evidenced by their cocktail, agave, and tiki experiences-an afternoon of education on different spirits and their history; how-tos, tips, and tricks for making cocktails; and of course sipping said cocktails with food pairings. Their 24-page menu is a jaw-dropping sight-with a key of visual icons to help you understand the components of their cock-tails. Then there's specialty shots, whiskey flights, barrel picks, non-ale sippers, beer, wine, bubbles, and illustration of their back bar with a numbered key of every label in the collec-tion. This, followed by seven long pages of additional spirits and nibbles, available but unseen to guests in the classic barroom. (Think: wooden bars and tables, tufted velvet banquettes, brown leather club chairs.) This place is foxy.