|Kate, at Mix Martinii Lounge|
Mix is another bar that went under before I could get to blogging about it. It was not a big surprise (I gave it a 35% chance in my Probability of Making it Three Years rating), but it wasn't a bad place at all. The drink program from Justin DeLong was pretty good and the few dishes we had were unusual and tasty. Friendly bartender Kate suggested we don't judge by our first reaction to reading the "Peanut Butter and Jelly Wings," and she was correct. Eater.com noted that it was opened by a tugboat captain who had never run a restaurant or bar before, and perhaps that added to the challenges in a location where you have to compete with the cocktails of Rob Roy and the comfortably worn character of Shorty's and Lava Lounge. Everything seemed fine but there was no unifying theme between the wood and metal, gas fireplace and steampunk sculptures. Without a compelling vibe it just never seemed to be able to capture the momentum that you need in a busy neighborhood.
|Peanut Butter and Jelly Wings, Mix Martini Lounge|
Est. 2014 - Closed 2014 - Building constructed: 1925
Previous bars in this location: Karma
Web site: mixmartinilounge.com
Reviews: eater - yelp - drinkadvisor