ST. LOUIS — On Point Hospitality – the team behind Retreat Gastropub and Yellowbelly – announced it is opening a new cocktail bar either this spring or summer.
Lazy Tiger will open in the former private event space, known as The Hideout, at 210 N. Euclid Avenue.
“While our restaurants have strong cocktail programs, Lazy Tiger will be our first real bar venture, and I’m excited to show St. Louis what that means to our team.” Co-owner and Beverage Manager Tim Wiggins said.
Wiggins said the Lazy Tiger will have a chill vibe with a sense of danger. The menu will feature 15 cocktails, as well as a separate menu for happy hour. There will also be wine and beer available.
Lazy Tiger’s bar program will be a curated collection of about 30 sustainable, small batch spirit brands. “You won’t see 100 bottles behind the bar,” Wiggins said. “There will be just a few selections of each spirit and possibly brand names that guests haven’t heard of, but that’s where the fun comes in. We can showcase amazing affordable but obscure brands to our guests.”
There will be cocktails like the ‘Box Lunch’ with Elijah Craig bourbon, graham cracker, china-china amaro, honey, salt and Angostura bitters and the ‘Humble Brag’ with gin, white port, salted banana puree, black rice and oak milk, lemon and white chocolate shavings.
“We’re focused on highly sustainable practices and ingredients at Lazy Tiger,” continued Wiggins. “We have plans to utilize acid solutions and citrus peels in new and interesting ways to have more of a closed-loop system on our bar menu. For example, we have plans to clarify orange juice and add acid so that it has the same pH as lime juice. We’re turning lemon juice into a lemon caramel syrup, making our own lime cordial, and more.”
There will also be a short menu of American bites and shareable small plates with vegetarian offerings, rotating toasts, as well as some of the team’s favorite bar foods such as chicken taquitos, buffalo crab dip with crostinis and French fries with aioli.
Lazy Tiger will be open Tuesday through Saturday. An exact opening date has not been announced.
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