A bar where everybody knows your name
Cheers! Where Everybody knows your nameâ€¦.
Spring is in the air, and you just have to get out! But finding that perfect watering hole can be hard with choices running the gamut from beer hall to uber elegant hostelry. How about a cozy, under the radar fireplace bar, where local Maine tapas meets signature cocktails, with barrel aged spirits, al fresco seaside decks for good weather and an award winning wine cellar? Locals in the know enjoy the â€˜almost secretâ€™ cool factor of the intimate bar at Inn by the Sea, and... itâ€™s totally off the beaten track autumn through spring.
The inside track on why itâ€™s coolâ€¦.
Ask Shayne Conlon, the Innâ€™s Food and Beverage Manager, about their barrel aged local spirits. â€œWorking with regional distilleries such as Portlandâ€™s Stroudwater Distillery, New England Distilling and Barr Hill we create a house blend and barrel age these amazing spirits for weeks to produce cocktails with unique, complex flavors and tremendous depth. There is an all new taste sensation ready to roll every week.â€Â Â
Ever dreamed about trying the most sought after wines but donâ€™t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a single bottle? Talk to Donald Linscott, the Sea Glass sommelier, about a 3 or 5 ounce pour of select wines from the Innâ€™s deep wine cellar.Â â€œWith Coravin technology we can access and pour a single glass from exceptional bottles without pulling the cork, so thereâ€™s no fear of oxidation or impacting future taste. This allows us to offer guests a great selection of exclusive wines by the glass.â€ With over 2500 bottles and 300 labels the Innâ€™s wine cove earned the coveted Wine Spectatorâ€™s Best of the Award of Excellence. Linscottâ€™s knowledge and enthusiasm for his handpicked labels which pair perfectly with Chef Chadwickâ€™s regionally sourced Sea Glass menus is infectious.
Shaken, stirred or mixed the seasonal signature cocktail menu is creative, whimsical and always perfect for someone looking for something a little different. Try â€œSecond Marriage,â€ S Stroudwataer Vodka, Aperol, Fresh Grapefruit & Lemon, w Prosecco. Cheers!
Sea Glass Fireplace Lounge & al fresco deck is open to the public, every day, all year, at Inn by the Sea, 40 Bowery Beach Rd., Cape Elizabeth. 207.799.3134. www.innbythesea.com