Where would Don Draper spend his Friday night?
In a speakeasy with live jazz and bespoke cocktails. That’s where.
And he’d probably be with a mistress.
Intro the Silver Lining.It’s literally in the basement of a 154-year old mansion. At first glance you might think you’re encroaching on some rich bugger’s property, and, as a gentleman, you may be inclined to knock. (No need to be rude.) But, this is not a stuffy, private residence and you are not a criminal. So enter boldly and follow the dimly-lit staircase to the basement, where you’re instantly transported to the old world. Exposed brick, a beckoning bar, pristine white table cloths, cozy booths, and beautiful jazz (live every single night past 9pm) echo an aged sophistication we rarely happen upon and are always searching for.
Oh, and, did we mention the live jazz?
My parting advice: ask the bartender for the Monte Carlo and don’t look back.
Ladies, slip into your 1943 dress, courtesy of our friends at Shabby Apple. Gents, remember your suspenders. Consider Drake London braces, straight from the Brits.
Anyone and everyone, bring your Nat Shermans.
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