Thursday marks the official opening of long-awaited outdoor cocktail hangout The Skip. Located in The Belt Alley, the al fresco drinking spot is the laidback sister concept of Standby and the pair share a liquor license. Operating seasonally, the bar will serve up a variety of slushy chilled cocktails including margaritas, boilermakers (beer and a shot), shots, and a beer list with craft brews and standard cans like Stroh's and Pabst (Browse the full menu). In the coming weeks newly appointed chefs Jesse Knott and Lindsay Salminen are expected to introduce a menu of Latin American-inspired bar bites.
Last week, Eater photographers Michelle and Chris Gerard took a tour of the freshly completed buildout and got a sneak peek of some of the cocktails headed to The Skip's menu. The bar has a toned down look with wood tables and black walls and bar, all the better to appreciate The Belt Alley's eye catching art that includes an Shepard Fairey mural dubbed Pattern of Destruction. The Skip seats around 40 patrons and has plans to expand its seating area farther into the alleyway this season. Take a look around the bar in the gallery below.