Shopping Run: Bar Keeper Silverlake
I heard about a magical place a month or so ago where you can find those really hard to find bottles of booze, or bar tools, or vintage cocktail sets. Basically, anything your cocktail-nerd heart desired. This magical place is called Bar Keeper in Silverlake, CA.
The wife and I decided it was time to venture over and give this place a look-see and try to find a hidden treasure or two.
In the heart of Hipsterville USA also known as Silverlake, Bar Keeper has staked claim as one of the cocktail makers' meccas in the Southland. It provides rare bottles of booze, more bitters than you could imagine, just about any bar tool you could ever need, vintage glassware and bar sets, and anything else you may ever need.
We went in looking for a gift for our old roommate and walked out with a bottle of Colorado Gold Rye, a fine mesh strainer (which I have been looking for), Jack Rudy Tonic Syrup and plenty of reason to go back for a second run.
The gentleman who rung us up for our purchases was able to tell me a little about Colorado Gold. Apparently it has only been aged a year which makes it a mellower Rye than hardcore fans are used to. I am yet to taste it but I think it will be a good one.
Bar Keeper is definitely a good find and a place that cocktail enthusiasts will enjoy.