Craft Growler Shop & Tasting Room, a popular Gold District hangout, will open a sister concept named Lincoln St. Kitchen & Cocktails next door. Owner Dan Davis is targeting a July grand opening.
The new restaurant and bar will take the 3,000-square-foot space formerly occupied Lady M space next door at 1320 S. Church St. “When the space next door opened up, it was the perfect opportunity,” said Dan.
I love Craft. I’m a huge fan. So, I’m pumped about Lincoln St. Kitchen & Cocktails.
The concept is relatively straightforward: Take what everyone loves about Craft and create a complementary sister project with a focus on craft cocktails (whiskey specialty), wine and small plates.
“As soon as we opened Craft, my wife and I knew we wanted to open its complement with a cocktail bar and full service kitchen,” owner Dan Davis told the Agenda. “A place where the art of crafted cocktails, wine and simple small plates would be the focus. The restaurant will have mid-century modern elements and exposed washed brick walls to create an intimate and warmly inviting atmosphere. Right now we’re working through the dinner, brunch and drink menus with Chef Ivan Pereyra and the bar manager.”
Ground floor: You’ll find a large bar and tables for seating of about 90. Expect banquet bistro-style seating and wrap-around antique mirrors on the exposed brick. There will be a door that connects Craft to Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails so that customers can walk from one to the other.
Rooftop: Stairs from the Craft parking lot will lead up to a 28-seat rooftop patio with views of Uptown. The tree is planted right in the middle — and expect tables surrounding it. It’s a cool spot that’ll be very popular, quickly.
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