First Look Inside Tradition, the New Bar From the Bourbon & Branch Folks
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First Look Inside Tradition, Now Open in the 'Loin

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You can see the mezzanine level at the rear of the bar.

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Snugs

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The snugs are all along the left side of the bar as you walk in.

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The Irish Pub Snug

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A vintage ad from William Jameson Irish-American whiskey — something that disappeared with Prohibition, and was a blend of Irish and American whiskeys, from the brother of John Jameson who kept his whiskey in Europe and founded the brand we know today. It was aimed at Irish-American consumers who wanted a taste of home, but was actually made primarily with American rye.

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American Dive Bar Snug

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Here you can order Shlitz, and get drinks like a twist on the frozen margarita, and the Surfer on Acid (rum, Ron Zacapa, Averna, lemon, pineapple, gum syrup, and coconut marmalade). "Everyone turned up their nose at the frozen drinks some ten years ago or so," says Sheehy. "But I don't know anyone who doesn't drink them when they're on vacation."

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A vintage Pabst ad in the Dive Bar snug.

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Mezzanine Bar

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The upstairs bar will feature the 50 house-blended spirits, made only in one barrel each. When they run out, that's it.

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House-Aged and Blended Spirits

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A couple examples from the house-aged spirit program: Bushmills aged in an Oloroso sherry cask; Redbreast 12-year Irish whiskey aged in a Guinness cask; and Flor de Cana rum aged in a Pinot Noir barrel.

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