Champagne Dreams

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    "I had taken two finger-bowls of Champagne, and the scene had changed before my eyes into something significant, elemental and profound"
    ~ F Scott Fitzgerald

The Wonders of Rye

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    Ah rye, how close we came to forgetting you. Rye whiskey, the first American whiskey, hurt by Prohibition but not defeated, is back in the spotlight.

    Rye whiskey is defined as a whiskey made from a mash of at least 51% rye, distilled to no more than 160 proof, and aged in charred new oak barrels. The rye grain is native to eastern and central Turkey, and is thought to have moved west out of Mesopotamia along with the cultivation of wheat.

    The first president of the U.S.A., George Washington himself, was both a grower of rye grain and distiller of rye whiskey. In contrast to bourbon whiskey's sweet character, rye whiskey is usually dryer with a noted "peppery" quality that makes it ideal both for slow sipping and especially for mixing with other ingredients. At present in the U.S. there are some twenty distilleries producing forty variations of rye whiskey.

The Opening of

~ JUNE 13, 2009 BY: COSMONAUT ~

Three months before the mast, we announce our humble yet enlightened debut, 11. Share ye drinks and merriment with our patrons. Savor a dreamy liquid libation in the pleasant company of others, enjoy an enchanted evening of social acrobatics, plot your next move (but do it in moderation) and abandon our crumbling world one sip at a time.

Sworn to secrecy and vigilant in our conduct, we hereby resolve to uphold the truth. And with this creed, raise our chalices to you in salutation. Hear, hear!

Shaken or stirred, what matter? As you like it, with style and substance, flair and finesse - that, our dear friends, is the proper way to acquire, to apprehend, nay - to abscond with an elixer worthy of ingesting. What will it be that enslaves you? Our astounding combination of the finest spirits available to mankind, Herculean strength and endurance, the freshest ingredients and a deep knowledge of that bygone era of wonder, the Golden Age of the Cocktail.

Falernum Foolery

~ JULY 25, 2009 BY: AXL xU ~

Rum! Lime zest! Clove! Ginger! Sugar! Oh My!
It's named after an ancient Roman wine.
It's a mainstay of the world of tiki drinks.
It's the syrup on the menu that always gets a "what's that?" Yes, it's Falernum. Ask for it by name.

More than two moons early, on accoun' o' 'tis already runnin' ou' o' treasure. A sea dog says 't this way: Arrr, so ye be wantin' t' go t' sea an' ye dasn't be wantin' t' end up in Davy Jones' Locker!

Flower necklaces, grass skirts, straw hats, hawaiian shirts, beach sunglasses, parrot and a shark monster.
19 June
7:30PM - 3:30AM
brings the FUNK
to the gallery!
Hawaiian & Polynesian Island theme party, ti-ki masks, eat & drink & surf paradise. More details...

Being served an excellent cocktail for your hard earned money should not be an anomaly. We only want a good drink, and if it can be had in a genuine, honest environment, then so much the better.

  • 2 ounces (60 ml) good quality bourbon
  • Splash of simple syrup or 1 cube sugar and just enough water to dissolve the sugar
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Pith-free, thin-sliced orange rind
  1. Place sugar (or syrup), bitters, and water in old-fashioned (or rocks) glass
  2. Crush sugar if needed and coat glass
  3. Add 2 - 3 cubes ice and whiskey
  4. Garnish with orange twist

This weekend we feature inspiring cocktails, eclectic music and great company.
28 August
9:30PM - 3:30AM
a very special set
on the system
gallery of artwork by:
Joe Anthony Brown
Music like you won't hear elsewhere, drinks that have no equal in this city; all in a home-like environment.

Join us on this fantastic evening.