The Patterson House
May 11, 2018
This hip, handsome speakeasy hangout on Division Street is a favourite with locals with good reason. The compact 30-stool bar has a F. Scott Fitzgerald sheen and the savvy bartenders really know their drinks. They take their cocktails seriously here. This is a place to sit and savour the contents of your glass. The bar is brilliantly well stocked with premium and boutique spirits and they make many of their bitters and infusions in-hose. A series of tiny apothecary-style brown bottles contain various tinctures and savoury ingredients, including herbs, rye bread and salty bacon, crop up regularly on their ingredients list. (The latter in their take on the Old Fashioned). On the food front, playful bar snacks include deep-fried sweetbreads and a terrifying-sounding sandwich called The Elvis, which layers peanut butter with bananas and (yet more) bacon. If you have any belly space left after that their beignets are all kinds of awesome.
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