Introducing Churchill , a rugged watering hole that looks and feels as if it were plucked from a WWII mess tent for the sole purpose of serving you appropriately strong drinks, opening just after Memorial Day on Church.
Think of Churchill—the second outpost from the guys behind Bloodhound and Double Dutch—as your boozy oasis that happens to have canvas sofas upholstered in parachutes, coffee tables made out of explosives boxes from WWII and a ceiling covered with big jute ropes that look as if they’re from the deck of a Navy ship. You’ll find this corner spot by looking for the storefront covered in salvaged wood from a century-old barn in Canada.
Inside, the weathered theme carries over to the walnut-topped bar, where you can order from a select list of WWII-inspired cocktails like the bourbon-laced Missouri Mule —or just drink Drake’s Dry Stout out of a mason jar. And before you start taking it all too seriously, you can head back for a game of pool and alternately shoot and cue up the jukebox. Wearing camouflage would be a step in the wrong direction.
...the most interesting drink we tried was the Churchill 75, the bar's take on the French 75. Although tasty, our favorite was The Brooklyn, which is like a Manhattan but with Bulleit rye, Dolin dry vermouth, Averna, maraschino, bitters, and orange peel.