On The Town

Forgotten Cocktail Club starts tomorrow

Local bartenders start a pop-up cocktail event.

By Jess Mayhugh | October 27, 2011, 3:30 pm

-Shutterstock
On The Town

Forgotten Cocktail Club starts tomorrow

Local bartenders start a pop-up cocktail event.

By Jess Mayhugh | October 27, 2011, 3:30 pm


-Shutterstock


Classic cocktails seem to be making a comeback—and what more proof do you need than the start of a Forgotten Cocktail Club here in town. The idea behind the club, first developed by B&O Brasserie bar manager Brendan Dorr and Woodberry Kitchen bar manager Corey Polyoka, is to get drinkers out of their comfort zone and enjoy cocktails from the pre-Prohibition era.

"We want to do pseudo-Speakeasy-style stuff," says Dorr. "We're hoping to encourage people to try something they'd never normally order."

The inaugural event is tomorrow night at the downstairs bar of Maisy's from 7 p.m. until whenever the cocktails run out (Dorr's guess is around 1:30 a.m.) Dorr and Jon Blair (bartender at Ryleigh's Oyster and manager at Blackwater Distilling) will be creating 10 types of vintage concoctions, including a fizz, a punch, a take on a Singapore Sling, and a twist on a Manhattan. In true vintage style, the event is cash only.

The club is designed as a pop-up group, so Dorr recommends to follow the Facebook page for upcoming events.


Meet The Author
Jess Mayhugh is the digital editor for Baltimore, where she covers nightlife, sports, food, and events.

You May Also Like

Food & Drink

Holding Court

Asian Court gets a new address in Ellicott City.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Johnny’s; Arômes; Mad River; Brewery Buzz

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.


Food & Drink

Review: Tark's Grill

New ownership at Tark’s Grill makes small tweaks.

On The Town

Nepenthe Homebrew Relocating to Expanded Brewpub in Hampden

Owners add an on-site taproom to their home-brewing supply shop in new digs.

Food & Drink

Smooth Ride

Handlebar Café brings a West Coast vibe to Fells Point.

Connect With Us

Most Read


Guiding Light
The long-awaited Harriet Tubman visitor center opens on the Eastern Shore.

New Turf
Former Raven opens unique gym experience in Catonsville.

Cinema Paradiso
The Maryland Film Festival is no longer a hidden gem. But will it be ruined by success?

Sister Act
Wicked Sisters moves into the McCabe’s spot.

Smooth Ride
Handlebar Café brings a West Coast vibe to Fells Point.