All posts tagged: bar

Brooklyn Lounge: New Opening in Claremont

On St Quentins Avenue where Madrid used to be you’ll find the Brooklyn lounge, the newest bar and restaurant in Claremont. They boast a very American menu, and a clientele of bearded, baseball capped hipsters that make you feel like you very well could be in a bar in Brooklyn. The music they were playing was very eclectic, a mix of old school hip hop, modern pop and some bar classics. The service was initially prompt and they were able to accommodate our request for a seat with a back despite being fairly busy. Out first drink to arrive was the Mos Def, it was supposed to be served with bacon but they had unfortunately sold out earlier in the day and hadn’t let us know when we ordered. It’s basically an old fashioned served with maple infused bacon, but without the bacon it was unrecognisable from any other. A good cocktail nonetheless. They forgot to bring our lemon lime and bitters along with it, but when they were alerted to it they fetched it …

Miss Kitty’s Saloon

Miss Kitty’s Saloon is an authentic American bar and eatery at the Inglewood end of Beaufort st. It definitely has that saloon feel, it’s like you’ve been transported into the old west. Miss Kitty’s provides you with peanuts to munch on when you arrive. I’ve always enjoyed cracking open the shells to expose the nuts inside. It reminds me of the good old Lone Star days (does anyone else remember this place?) when you could still hurl the discarded shells over your shoulder, and feel them crunch underneath your toes as you walked the restaurant. The food here is designed to share, so we ordered a myriad of things from the menu to arrive whenever they were ready. The first thing to make it’s way to our table was the flat bread with pulled pork and eggplant dip. The bread was fantastic, hot out of the wood fired oven, we could see it happen from our table, and slathered in butter. It pulled apart easily and was soft and steaming in the centre with a …