Thursday, June 28, 2012

Blind Barber (Culver City)


Wait, is this Memoeats... or Memogetsahaircutat...?  Well, you could get a $40 haircut here and enjoy a free cocktail.  Or... can walk through this door to enter...

 ...Blind Barber.

It's a Bar!  A speakeasy, to be exact.  And that's Greg, by the way.  He is the head bartender and the person that made our drinks.

 This bar is a transplant from back east.  Their original outpost, under the same concept, is in New York.

I wasn't digging some of the cocktails on the menu so I asked if they had Mezcal.  They did, so I proceeded to ask for a Mezcal cocktail.  He mixed fresh tomato juice with lime, basil, agave syrup and the mezcal I wanted.  I liked the cocktail a lot but I would have preferred it even more if he had used some smokier stuff.  I didn't recognize the Mezcal he used and I found it, not as potent as I would have liked.

 Sweet Ginger Brown.

Part 1 of the cocktail menu.

For our 2nd and last round we went on a more aromatic route so we went off-menu - bartender's choice.  Jessie wanted a stiff Mezcal drink so he got this.

Part 2 of the drink menu.

I also wanted a stronger presence of the booze in my drink so I got this rye whiskey and dry vermouth number.  Neither of the drinks we ordered in round 2 had a name and I wasn't able to catch everything that went into them.  I apologize for the vague descriptions.

The also have a short food menu but we had already eaten elsewhere.  Perhaps next time.

These guys have barely been open for a little over a month.  The day we went, it was still early so there were no more than 10 people there.  But by the time we left, things were starting to come alive.  I'd like to come back soon and see how things are when they are in full swing.  It seems like a cool little spot to hang out, drink a little, snack a little and enjoy some music.  When we left, the dj was just showing up.  I wonder what kinda booty-shakin' joints this dude spins.  Hmm Only one way to find out.  Til next time...

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