Despite the fact I am not a gin drinker I was impressed with the Trenchermen’s stab at a Old Fashioned. The aged gin was followed by vanilla syrup and bitters. I thought the syrup was a bit much — probably used as a nod to the original Old Fashioned sugar cube. I would definitely recommend to my gin drinking buddies though.
We both dug the bar vibe. Good place for happy hour or a date night (although the place is loud). Highly recommend finding a seat at the sunken square bar. The white subway tile that lines the room makes you feel like you are underground….or in a Grecian bathhouse. Adding to the vibe was a DJ playing ACTUAL records in a far corner.
TIL: Mason wants to buy a motorcycle for the upcoming summer.
The atmosphere is dark and quaint; George Moran would’ve been at home here. Walking down into what used to be an old subway – square tile line the walls and pipes run the ceiling. The back wall lined floor to ceiling with liquor. It was burger night; we missed the memo. Service was slow. We caught up like most people there – doing our best over the loud noise. Not loud because of music, but loud because of the people and the voices ricochet of the subway tiles. Speaking of music, in the front corner, DJ casually selected from a wide selection of vinyls. It created a very R&R vibe. Also above the solid heavy wooden sunken bar were shelves holding massive Mason jars – maybe one of my favorite touches at this locale. I would list Trenchermen’s as a great location for a cozy snuggly date night.
On to the libations! The house Old Fashioned is made of gin – not our favorite – not because the drinks weren’t good but because we aren’t fans of gin. As KB stated, highly recommend to those earthly gin drinkers. The gin was mixed with vanilla syrup, which I found too sweet – and that’s coming from a southern boy who loves sweet iced tea. We made the effort and finished the house drink only to order our saving grace – rye old fashioneds.
TIL: KB passed motorcycle class only to not follow through..