There’s a new bar that’s easy to miss in Uptown and that’s the whole point.
The Dock, a small, dimly lit room accessed through the loading dock at the Marriott City Center is flying under the radar on purpose.
As far as “speakeasys” go in these prohibition-free days, it’s more authentically off the grid than most. To get in, for example, you’re guided down a hallway and through the hotel’s kitchen.
The Dock is an intimate alternative to bigger, more heavily promoted bars in the area.
There’s not much to the space other than a few tables made out of barrels and some string lights, but it’s the thrill of the secret experience that will draw people in.
That, and a limited menu of fancy craft cocktails. On preview night they had just two drink offerings — Bees Knees (gin, lemon and honey) and Hanky Panky (gin and vermouth).
Stop by on Saturdays between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. to get in.
Just don’t go asking for it in the hotel like a nark. Head to the loading dock on Church Street and look for the stairs.