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For a change of pace, push through the heaving throng at The Blues Kitchen’s massive main bar/ diner to its basement dive bar. Here you’ll discover Moonshine Minnie’s, a self-contained new speakeasy with engagingly oddball decor that mashes up 1950s Memphis juke joint and a rope-lined 1850s pirate ship. All the action takes place under the creepy gaze of vaudeville ventriloquists’ dummies, stereo penguins and a sassy 1920s showgirl perched on a busy back bar. In the cosy intimacy of a padded leather booth, serenaded by bluesy belters such as Memphis Minnie, you can get to work on a snappy list of potent classic and twisted American cocktails majoring in whiskey: Burnt Pear Old Fashioned, Bourbon Side Car, or Sazerac perhaps. Other spirits lace the likes of Lychee or French Martini, Mezcal Margarita and Banana Daiquiri. Peckish? Tuck into smoked ox cheek nuggets, cajun popcorn squid, or veggie sharing platters.
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