Townie Bar Night (click link for more info) has been on hiatus due to a busy spring and summer. Things have settled down and it has made it's triumphant return. We headed over to Woodchucks, which is nestled in a small neighborhood near the lake. The bar area is small, as is the side room, but cozy. There were a handful of people in the bar at 6pm on a Tuesday night. The bar only has a small wall-unit air conditioner, but lucky it wasn't blazing out.
|Oops! Forgot to take a picture of my drink...|
I ordered a brandy old fashioned and before I could complete my sentence, the lady bartender asked "sweet or sour? olives or cherries? short or tall?" Hey! Sounds like she knows what she was doing. "Sour, olives, short" I ordered. As the bartender grabbed the glass, wait a second.. she added ice, 2 shots of Aristocratic brandy, a dash of cherry syrup (off-brand grenadine, which grenadine is really pomegranate - link), a dash of bitters and filled the rest of the glass with sour from a gun. The drink was just as bad as it sounds--in fact, worse, as it tasted watery. Despite being only $2.50, I could never order another one. I had a hard time drinking it. It was just a bad combination of flavors, no matter how much I stirred the drink up. Even with 2 shots of brandy in it, the drink didn't taste extra alcoholic either, just really off.
Rating (out of 5 olives)
Woodchuck's Bar & Grill
351 Rosalia Street