Some Random Bar
May 11, 2018
This playfully named bar just north of Belltown is focussed on chef-led, ingredient centric dining. Basically well-sourced food, well-prepared a combination of which we approve. The food menu features dishes like crab nachos, house-made sausages, pork belly sliders made from pasture-raised piggies and chocolate bacon you can’t argue with chocolate bacon. The room is large and airy, light streaming in from the street. There’s an abundance of warm wood and the obligatory exposed brickwork with three big screen TVs dotted around the bar for watching the game. The majority of the cocktails are served on the rocks and the seasonal emphasis is evident in the thinking behind the drinks too. Many of the shrubs and syrups are house-made. The Apple Rye is a deliciously autumnal drink, made with rye, apple shrub, bitters, and apple cider foam. There’s a decent wine list as well as a selection of craft beers. Happy hour is good to its name here with many drinks at half price until 7pm. From an inventive dessert list you should definitely check out the fried PB&J pies (though your arteries may disagree). There’s also a decadent Guinness and ice cream float if you want something (just a little) less gut busting. Their brunch menu is also well worth checking out; customer service is smart, smiley and friendly and the place attracts a cool neighbourhood crowd.