You know cocktails.
They’re those drinks with alcohol in them that come out of a tap.
Or those things you drink from glass bottles with caps on them.
At least that’s what they are at Fairsted Kitchen, a handsome new parlor of kegged cocktails, whole oxtails and other things a large group of your friends wouldn’t hate, now open in Brookline.
You’ll feel like you’ve stumbled into the dining room of a Victorian mansion here. Must be all the 19th-century stuff lying around. Like that chandelier found in an old South Boston manor. Or the front door, which stood in a local boathouse when presidents had beards.
Take your party to the big table that used to be a church doorframe. Someone will put antique china and silverware in front of you. Use those to eat huge, shared entrées like a full two feet of braised oxtail. Maybe a small plate like herb spatzle with rabbit confit to provide scale on Instagram.
And about that bar behind you: it’s great for bottled Singapore Slings. And rotating draft cocktails from a home keg. Right now it’s a Bijou. Which, loosely translated, means 640 ounces of gin, vermouth and génépi.
Which, firmly translated, means fantastic.