Traverse City Whiskey Co.’s new tasting room is aiming for a weekend debut in Ferndale. Representatives for the bar confirm to Eater that the new cocktail lounge dubbed the Outpost is ready to open, pending completion of staff training.
The 60-seat tasting room shares a roof with Como’s and features a 16-seat bar with 12 high-top tables, per a release. The interior is designed with a Northern Michigan aesthetic including leather upholstered bar stools, tinted light fixtures, and a custom chandelier made from whiskey barrel staves. Towards the front of the building a window is designed to lift up in warm weather for a more open air feel. Customers can access the Outpost through the front of the building on Woodward, opposite from the Como’s patio, or through the back of the restaurant building facing east down Nine Mile.
At the bar, expect to find Traverse City Whiskey Co.’s full line of spirits including whiskeys, bourbons, and gin alongside classic and original cocktails. The drinks range from $11 to $18 each. Flights are also available for those who want to taste several spirits. The beverage menu is accompanied by bar snacks including charcuterie boards, cheese curds, burgers, and white fish dip. Patrons can, of course, take the distillery’s spirits home. The bar features a merch area.
Take a peek at the full menu for the Outpost below, ahead of the anticipated debut.
Traverse City Whiskey Co.’s the Outpost is located at 22812 Woodward Ave. inside the Como’s building; open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.