The star of this space is a special guest they brought in to put together the bar program, Paul McGee. For months, pre-opening, McGee acquired a few special barrels of whiskey from Kentucky and Tennessee in addition to 125 bottles. Sip that whiskey straight or in a cocktail such as the “Riverboat Gambler” made with bourbon, maple, lemon and Blackstrap bitters. McGee’s signature cocktail is a frozen drink called the “Mexican Firing Squad” made with tequila, pomegranate, lime and angostura bitters.
Aside from the star behind the bar, there will be a few more on a sixteen foot stage performing country music. A partnership with Joe’s on Weed Street will bring touring country artists to the smaller venue. Last night, during their opening, Brent Cobb christened the stage.
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