Drinkin’ on the job is at all times enjoyable; nevertheless, Bar Margaret in West Greenville stepped up our job perks in a giant means this month! The passion and power of the complete workers is really infectious, and their collaborative efforts on all facets shine by means of…particularly on the artwork of the cocktail. We spent one lazy, socially-distanced-yet-in-person afternoon catching up with Sarah, Chris and the gang, sipping and sampling to deliver you their “best-of”.
ON THE HOME-FRONT
Bar Margaret (named for Sarah’s huge, loving Nice Dane) got here to be simply previous to the world turning on its ear with Covid, quarantine & shut-downs. In truth, that they had their shiny, new liquor license for a complete 13 days earlier than all hell broke free! They have been compelled to “pivot” (as many enterprise house owners did on the time) and got here up with a superb approach to maintain the bar retains busy with to-go mixers. All hand-made and recent as may be, the mixers proceed to promote like sizzling muffins for these in-the-know. Test them out of their on-line ordering at barmarg.com.
Since journey has slowed down for many of us, a minimum of the Transcontinental will take your tastebuds on an journey. Based mostly on a cocktail invented by a San Francisco bartender on the Intercontinental, this may really transport you…no boarding cross needed. Not many drinks comprise cognac which provides a gentle sweetness to stability out the licorice, so that is really a singular expertise. The Transcontinental is unquestionably a visit.
Talking of names – isn’t this apt for the world in the intervening time? One other ode to 1 belle’s youth, this cocktail is predicated on the well-known Dealer Vic’s Mai Tai. To get as near the unavailable Jamaican Rum, these bartenders mix a number of rums to create a close to good dupe. Phrase of warning – this can be a boozy, brazen and daring drink that may blow your hat off.
Heaven on a Hatstand
An attention-grabbing cocktail for us comes with many parts, one in every of which is usually the story behind it. This riff on the Bee’s Knees is called after a chapter in a preferred humorous podcast(all of us want a little bit of laughter as of late). Bar Margaret serves this tequila-based, stunning, completely scrumptious elixir in a coupe delivering a spice that doesn’t linger whereas leaving a clear palate on the end – good for ordering one other or attempting one thing else, however why would you? It’s “heaven” in any case!
A nip & a tuck…
Whereas we admire the nod to “getting old gracefully – with a bit help”, Sarah and Chris have their very own model of the “nip & tuck”. They’ve created a menu that enables for all kinds of “nips” from the bar and “tucks” from the kitchen – a sip of this and a nibble of that if you’ll. They also have a mini model of the Rattling Good Burger for individuals who need to get in on that motion while not having an instantaneous nap! (However if you wish to go all-in, the common model is a must have…simply put together your self appropriately)
Bar Margaret is the epitome of a boho-chic, city-cool retro dive that attracts patrons so enthusiastic they’ve been recognized to insist on choosing up a shift. Because the saying goes, you may have too many cooks within the kitchen, however (in our opinion) not too many bartenders behind the bar. The collaborative effort is the proof at Bar Margaret!
They don’t anticipate to be the one place we drink…they simply need to be the place we take into consideration once we are consuming at different locations. Mission completed!
1269 Pendleton Road, Greenville,
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