A Traveling Speakeasy? Yes, Please
On the hunt for the best martini or old-fashioned? Add this new cocktail bar to your list.
Calling all cocktail connoisseurs, here’s something to toast about: Loews Hotels‘ new pop-up, The Traveller Bar is setting up shop in hotel lobbies around the country, serving drinks inspired by the 1860s to 1920s prohibition. The tour will make 24 stops and is currently in Chicago through June 18 before hitting San Fran, Seattle, Minneapolis, LA, and San Diego later this year.
Styled after a 1930s speakeasy, the portable bar is constructed from a metal elevator car and has a zinc counter, four bar stools and a shelved wall lined with liquor and nearly 50 vintage cocktail books.
A team of expert mixologists is on hand to whip up more than 30 retro-style concoctions. Our eyes are on the Revolving Door (Old Overholt rye whiskey with a lemon twist and maple syrup on the rocks) and the Lucien Gaudin (Botanist gin, Dolin Dry vermouth, campari and cointreau).