It's time to get in an early twentieth century state of mind: Restaurant and bar Carrie Nation Cocktail Club is now open in Beacon Hill for drinks, and will start serving its full dinner menu at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4.
The eatery joins the speakeasy-style theme currently trendy in the Boston area. Unlike many of those bars that open in the evening, Carrie Nation will be open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner -- all starting on Thursday, June 6.
The namesake of the new Beacon Street bar comes from Carrie Nation, who was a radical member of the temperance movement years before Prohibition became law in 1920. Her signature move was using a hatchet to attack taverns and other places that served alcohol.
The menu offers entrees like rabbit pie, a peanut butter and chicken wrap, cheese burger croissant, and Moroccan lamb tangine, all concocted by chef Karen Murphy.
The bar will be stocked with whiskeys, scotch, and other ingredients to make drinks that are reminiscent of those popular back in the day. While the first floor will feature the main bar, the second floor is called the "Speakeasy" room and will have two billiard tables and two full bars.
Highlights from the drink menu include an Ultima Palabra ($14), made with Mezcal Vida, Green Chartreuse, Maraschino and lime, and a Rascal King (also $14), containing Captain Morgan, Deville Brandy, Peach Schnapps, and lemon, both 14 dollars each. Note: the least expensive drink on the menu is $12.
Carrie Nation comes from the East Coast Tavern Group, which also run Scholars, Emmet's Irish Pub, Crossroads, and 6B Lounge.
Carrie Nation opened for drinks on Friday, May 31. It is located at 11 Beacon St., Boston.