This Friday, that slim little Santa Monica street stretching to the sea known as Channel Road will see the grand-opening of SHOREbar, a new project that schizophrenically cites both Nantucket and the nearby Jonathan Club as influences. We’re guessing this means its beachy like slat wood, poolside beverage service, and Docksiders but not beachy like cigarette butts in the sand, broken flip-flops, and sand-bagged beers. The tiny new lounge of seven booths, each named after surf city assets like “Santa Barbara Harbour” and “Malibu Coastline,” is helmed by H.Wood Group’s John Terzian and features a mighty range of cocktails centered on classics, shrubs, sours, and aromatics from Copa D’Oro’s Vincenzo Marianella.
This new neighbor to Giorgio Baldi and Hungry Cat counts such tasteful appointments as vintage maps of coastal coves on the walls and old-timey photos of beach activities and continuing the elite beach-club vibe, a members-only den is upstairs with food delivery from nearby restaurants (hopefully Baldi devotee Rihanna is on top of this). Check out SHOREbar’s full cocktail menu below.
SHOREbar, 112 W. Channel Rd. Santa Monica.
STANDING ON THE SHORE our signature sours
CAMPANULA SHORE 13
finlandia grapefruit vodka, st germain, fresh lemon juice, mint leaves, and red bell pepper, served up.
TOWER 15 12
appleton extra jamaican rum, creole shrubb clement, homemade ginger honey, fresh limejuice, fresh orange juice, organic egg white, served up.
partida blanco tequila, soho lychee liqueur, fresh watermelon lime juice, agave nectar, fever tree tonic, and basil leaf, tall over ice.
THE GOOD LIFE 13
buffalo trace bourbon, crème the cassis fresh blackberries, lemon juice, mint, and ginger beer, tall over ice.
buffalo trace bourbon, maraschino liqueur, crème yvette, fresh lemon juice, and orange bitters, served up.
oro pisco, crème de framboise, fresh raspberries and lime wedges, over ice.
vida mezcal, aperol, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, fresh grapefruit juice, and organic egg whites, served up.
OK KORAL 12
rhum clement, appleton extra jamaican rum, velvet fulernum, passion fruit puree, fresh jalapeño, and organic mango juice tall over ice.
GIN N’ JUICE 13
plymouth gin, maraschino liqueur, ginger honey, fresh lemon and cucumber juices, served up.
THE JOJO 13
kettle one vodka, st germain, fresh lemon juice, strawberries, and prosecco, served up.
MESA MULE 12
partida tequila, passion fruit puree, ginger beer, and fresh jalapeño. our spin on the moscow mule tall, over ice.
UNDER THE BOARDWALK our signature aromatics
BITTER BREEZE 16
stoli elite vodka, aperol, amaro abano jerry thomas bitter, celery bitter, served up.
black grouse scotch, amaro averna, amaro nonino peach bitter, jerry thomas bitter, rocks.
GOOD OLE BOY 13
sazerac 6 year rye, benedictine, cynar rhubarb bitter, celery bitter, rocks.
appleton extra jamaican rum, aperol creole shrubb clement, jerry thomas bitter, rocks.
BROWN SUGAR 13
buffalo trace bourbon, appleton extra jamaican rum sugar cube soaked in jerry thomas bitter, fernet branca, rocks.
plymouth gin, campari. maraschino liqueur, orange bitter, rocks
LADIES’ MAN 14
hardy vs cognac, green chartreause, carpano antica, rocks.
CLASSIC COCKTAILS our ode to the original gangsters…
(first appeared in 1916 at hotel wallick in times square)
plymouth gin, maraschino liqueur, fresh lemon juice, creme yvette.
(created in the late 1800s by head bartender harry johnson)
plymouth gin, green chartreuse, carpano antica sweet vermouth, orange bitter.
HEMINGWAY DAIQUIRI 12
(a.k.a. papa doble, create for hemingway at el floridita, havana cuba)
rhum clement, maraschino liqueur, fresh lime juice, fresh grapefruit juice.
MAI TAI ORIGINAL 12
(original from trader vic 1944)
appleton extra rum, marie brizar orange curacao, fresh lime juice, orgeat syrup.
(created at the manhattan club in NY 1882)
buffalo trace or sazerac rye, carpano antica sweet vermouth, angostura bitter.
MOSCOW MULE 12
(created at cock & bull in hollywood in 1946)
smirnoff vodka, fresh lime juice, ginger beer.
DARK & STORMY 12
(national drink in bermuda)
dark rum, fresh lime juice, ginger beer.
(original from trader vic)
hardy vs cognac, rhum clement, orgeat syrup, fresh lime juice, fresh orange juice.
TOMMY’S MARGARITA 12
(new classic created by julio bermejo at his restaurant tommy’s in san francisco)
casa noble organic tequila, organic agave nectar, fresh lime juice.
PISCO SOUR 12
(national drink in chile and peru)
oro pisco, fresh lime juice, homemade simple syrup, organic egg white.