Whilst traversing through this great city one day, B and I came across this little bar. Unfortunately for us, the first time we saw it, it was closed, and not opening for another two hours.
“Another time,” we said.
So another time was this past weekend. It was completely packed Friday night, and if you know me, I’m not a fan of large crowds. No weird psychological fear, I’m just old and hate them.
So we went Saturday afternoon right at 4pm when they opened. We were the first people in there. And to say I was amazed at the place is an understatement. If I were to open a bar, that is exactly what I would want to do (the delivery number on the door is a New Orleans number, by the way. Go figure). You walk in to cozy booths and amazing light fixtures. Behind the bar is a Birminghamian periodic table. No joke. Every periodic element has a Birmingham theme. Example: Ba = Barons.
We haven’t even gotten to the best part. They tailor-make your drink. The bartender asks you your spirit of choice, whether you’re feeling sweet or tart or citrusy, asks you a few more questions about your taste, and voila. A drink made just for you. Of course they will make your favorites and have a selection of beer, but I have no clue why you wouldn’t at least take this thing for a test drive at least once.
First go round, he made me a sweet strawberry vodka drink with oregano leaves on top. Second one was more of an island-y drink topped with mint. Incredible. Definitely stop by this joint next time you can. They’re even open to 1am on Sunday.
Oh yeah. And they have food. Enough said.