Dan/Duke (same guy, I figured he can have his real name here now, haha) and I headed there to farewell my friend BD as she moves to Texas. Dan is a trained bartender, so we were both excited to try the prohibition-style (or whatever that stuff means) cocktails. We came for the mixology masters and to spend time with B.
|Me & B at The Patterson House|
The menu is sorted by type of alcohol; Dan immediately stuck with the whiskey list. True to form, I couldn't decide, but I'd heard that you can answer a few questions and have the server/bartender pick the perfect drink for you. IT'S TRUE. Great attention to detail and style.
I told the server how lately I've been favoring grapefruit flavors and Moscow Mules, nothing overwhelmingly sweet, and that I don't like a strong alcohol taste. I also told him I prefer dry red wines. He suggested two drinks, and I chose the Marrakech Mornings, a tea-infused gin concoction with grapefruit, grenadine, allspice dram, and coffee bitters. You guys, I liked it so much I drank TWO. And I'm a one-drink per night kind of lame-o adult.
Were the cocktails worth the $12 price? (Yeah, pick your jaw off the ground, they are $12.) I think so. They also have these giant spherical ice cubes they use in the lowball glasses that I'm a little obsessed with right now.
We also ordered sliders and the famous Elvis panini (banana, peanut butter, and bacon) but were a little underwhelmed by the food. We'll surely be back for drinks sometime, but I think we leave the food up to The Catbird Seat.
They're open 7 days a week, and I hear Fridays and Saturdays are tough to get in. We went on a Sunday and it was super chill. If you want to feel like a secretive VIP, check out this place!