Will everyone please pull out their emails and turn to page 15?
Ah, here we are: Hopsmith Tavern
, a two-tiered bar with a private-study feel that’s here to
properly edify you on the fine art of after-work beer drinking, moonlit dancing and wee-hour Twister. It
opens tonight on Division. (Here’s your slideshow
and here’s your menu
There’s a lot of material to cover, so we’ve outlined your notes thusly:
I. The Downstairs
A. Where you’ll head directly toward the booth with the beer tap protruding from a wall
of vintage card catalogues. Everything about that just works.
B. Where you’ll sate your happy hour cravings with Lord Stanley’s Sampler—a
potpourri of appetizers served atop a Stanley Cup.
C. Where you’ll curiously eye the taxidermy mise-en-scènes behind the bar.
II. The Upstairs
A. First, order a round of Kangaroo Fights, code for a shot of whiskey and
RumChata dropped into some root beer.
i. Immediately regret/repeat A.
B. Adjacent to the bar with the sawed-off VW bus, there’s a glass-paneled peninsula with
a retractable moonroof.
i. Dance there. Or...
ii. ... gaze pensively up at the stars.
III. The Indoor Balcony
A. Featuring a giant Twister pinwheel.
No wrong turns with bar Twister.