Sunday, January 17, 2010

Vintage Cocktail Lounge

Vintage Lounge is a classic cocktail bar in the Montavilla neighborhood of Southeast Portland. The space is small, yet accommodating, low lit with rich warm tones, and a beautiful hard plank bar top that was salvaged from an old hop barn. The drink menu is long and varied, with 20 house cocktails laced with housemade tinctures (grain alcohol infused with herbs, spices, and/or fruits), every top-shelf spirit you can think of, and a good selection of beers on tap. Or, if you please, owner Justin Akins drink of choice; an Oly pounder. Vintage also has a yummy bar-food menu featuring Pizzetta and hearty sandwiches using their housemade flatbread, including a spicy Roast beef with Serrano Peppers and a classic Philly Cheesesteak. For something a little different try one Vintage's many Absinthe cocktails. And if you've had too many, one of Justin's fine bartenders will be more than will be happy to order you up a cab.

Owner Justing Akins (left) talks shop with Wayne, one of Vintage's highly skilled mixologist.

Justin making a Corpse Reviver; Brandy, Fernet Branca, Mente Branca, and Sparked Lemon Zest.

A Corpse Reviver sits atop the handcrafted bar salvaged from an old Hop Barn.

Wayne mixes up some traditional Absinthe cocktails at Vintage Lounge.

Wayne burns some sugar cubes into his Absinthe cocktails.

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