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Cocktails at 116 Crown

After a week of more record snow (and shoveling), I decided to reward myself with a fun night out—well, for a 30+ year-old, a night out usually signifies happy hour and dinner so don’t expect anything wild.  Although, stay tuned because Asha and I have plans to go salsa dancing in the coming month.

Last Friday, I decided to check out 116 Crown, a bar that wasn’t around when I was a student.  And I gotta say I was impressed.  The décor and ambiance are modern and trendy with a sophisticated, yet relaxed vibe.  It was definitely a cool place to grab a drink and some appetizers.

I opted for a glass of wine, but that was a mistake—not because the wine selection wasn’t good, but because the mixed drinks looked amazing.  We were sitting at the bar watching the drinks being made and they looked really delicious.  I am going back for some of those.  Check out the cocktail menu online.

We also ordered a plate of cheeses and salami, which was very good.  They have large plates in addition to starters, sandwiches, and pizzas.  Most of what I saw in neighboring tables looked good.  I whiffed a plate of truffle fries that came by and I am going back for some of that too. 

Make sure to check out some of their specials, which I found online.  They offer ½ price wine bottles on Sundays.  And they also offer cocktail classes—I wouldn’t mind learning how to make some of those delicious-looking cocktails (which I am sure also taste delicious based on comments I overheard).

So if all else fails on a winter day, or you don't feel like taking part in any winter activities (and you are of age), head over to 116 Crown for a drink like I did.

Comments

craigj said:

@michelle:  I agree!  Their St-Germain elderflower liqueur cocktails are fantastic.  I suggest the one with St-Germain, champagne or prosecco, club soda, and twist of lime, lemon, or orange.  Don't know what it's called, but it's awesome.

# March 4, 2011 12:38 PM
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