After a brief winter hiatus, downtown alley cocktail bar The Skip is finally back and ready to mix drinks on a year-round basis. Standby’s more casual sister bar has been quietly serving drinks in its retro-fitted digs for the past few weeks and is poised to get the spring season fully underway. The updates include garage doors to protect patrons from the elements.
While house favorites like the frozen Irish coffee, frozen cucumber margarita, and Skip old fashioned remain, bar manager Kyle Marks has done a major revamp of the cocktail menu. New recruits to the list include a Skip gin & tonic with lemon grass, kaffir lime, galangal root, cardamom, and cinchona bark. Shots, boilermakers, and beers are also available.
Happy hour specials are expected to return next Tuesday and the long-awaited food cart featuring items by chef Jesse Knott will roll out this summer (catch a sneak preview during The Skip’s Opening Day party). If that’s not enough, co-owner Joe Rob tells Eater that the bar has received licensing approval to expand farther into the alley meaning that there will be more “satellite bars to come in the future.” Scope out the new menu below:
The Skip is open from 4 p.m. to midnight Tuesday through Thursday; 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and 4 p.m. to midnight on Sunday. Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday beginning March 28.
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