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Restaurant . Catering . Speakeasy
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We set out to create a relaxing hideaway. A unique and timeless place that people will want to return to again and again.
— Michelle & Greg Kenney, Owners

Signature Cocktails | Bar Bites | Live Music

What’s To Drink

Prohibition-Style Craft Cocktails

No password needed. Experience the classics and our history as you explore the craft cocktails that fueled Prohibition’s secret drinking — the Speakeasy.

Intimate, friendly and serving crafted cocktails that feature house made liquors.

Live weekend entertainment sets the mood. Hungry for more than bar fare? Our bartender will make your dinner reservation upstairs in the La Dolce Vita restaurant! Then, come back down for a night cap. Ah, The Sweet Life.

 

Signature Cocktails

 

We specialize in prohibition cocktails such as Sazerac's, Sidecar's, Old Fashioned's, Southside's, French 75's, just to name a few. We use only the finest ingredients, fresh squeezing all of our juices, house-made simple syrup, local herbs and produce. We also specialize in house-infused liquors such as Strawberry Basil Vodka, Cucumber Mint Vodka, Rosemary Citrus Gin, Pineapple Ginger Rum, Grapefruit Habanero Tequila, and many more.

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Sazerac

Many claims are made about this historic drink. It is thought to be the first known American cocktail predating the Civil War. It was widely served in the Sazerac Bar in New Orleans and gets its distinctive licorice flavor from absinthe.

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Old Fashioned

Our classic Old Fashioned. A sugar cube soaked in bitters, whiskey, served in a tumbler with one giant ice cube. We garnish with a twist, and we express the oils from an orange peel by flaming it with a wooden match.

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Hemingway Daiquiri

A traditional daiquiri features just gin, lime and sugar or simple syrup. But to craft a libation worthy of the Nobel Prize-winning author, a more complex concoction is called for, with sweet notes of maraschino liqueur and the tartness of grapefruit.

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Boulevardier

According to Krupp, the boulevardier is ascribed to Erskine Gwynne, an American writer who founded a monthly magazine in Paris called Boulevardier, which appeared from 1927 to 1932. Similar to the Negroni, but made with whiskey instead of gin, it is starting to regain popularity.

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Southside

Based on a recipe developed by a gangster on Chicago’s Southside, who used mint, lime and sugar to disguise the taste of his low-quality, homemade “hooch.”

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House Barrel-Aged Whiskey

We age whiskey and rum in new American oak casks that have been charred on the inside. The liquor will typically sit in the barrels for thirty to forty days. This adds a complexity turning ordinary into something much more nuanced in flavor.

Experience the classics and our history as you explore the craft cocktails that fueled Prohibition’s secret drinking — the Speakeasy. Along with our Signature Cocktails, we also have an extensive wine list, and beer on tap or in bottle.

 

Live Music

Please come enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday nights, with some of the finest musicians that Ventura County has to offer.

 
 

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Bar Bites

*Items with an asterisk are half price daily during Happy Hour from 4pm - 6pm*

 

What a unique place to meet friends for an original handcrafted drink! Weekend entertainment is great. I’m so glad I found this place in downtown Oxnard.
— Doneva