Opening January 3, 2012 in Emeryville near San Francisco is Honor Bar.
At the helm of the operation is Alex Smith, formerly of Gitane, Smuggler's Cove, and Gather. Also joining the crew are Reza Esmaili (Smuggler's Cove, Conduit, Long Bar), Peter Vestinos (former Chicagoan, Long Bar), and Jason Hubert (Adesso, Plum Bar).
Along with Prizefighter, this makes two brand new cocktail bars in Emeryville and yet another in the East Bay area. I'll be checking out the bar next week and will report back.
I see: balsamico amaro, acid phosphate, tons of sherry, and interesting liqueurs.
Honor Bar Menu
Saturnalia :: rye, cranberry liqueur, allspice dram, maple, sage
Guy Fawkes :: gin, px sherry, montenegro amaro, maraschino, acid phosphate, absinthe
The Corsican :: bourbon, aged rum, falernum, sweet vermouth, orange bitters
Porfiriato :: reposado tequila, guajillo-infused mezcal, cocchi di torino, licor 43, cinnamon bitters
Jenkins' Ear :: aged rum, oloroso sherry, hum botanical, angostura bitters
Black Sabbath :: laphroaig, averna, absinthe, orange bitters
Dar' Panch :: panchpuran-infused vodka, east india sherry, sugar, lime
White Noise :: white rum, gin, maraschino, anisette, coconut cream, pineapple, lemon
Hollenbeck Cooler :: blanco tequila, blood orange liqueur, honey-rosemary shrub, sparkling apple cider, pomegranate, lime
Winter Flip :: brandy, tawny port, indian pudding, whole egg
Bleeding Monarch :: bourbon, passion fruit, orgeat, campari, balsamico amaro
Queen Anne's Revenge :: hibiscus-infused gin, grapefruit marmalade, egg white, ginger beer, lemon
Slice of Life :: smith & cross rum, pineapple syrup, maraschino, angostura bitters, lime
The Von Teese :: vodka, st. germain, mathilde poire, absinthe, peychaud's, lemon
honey-rosemary shrub = honey & apple cider vinegar infused w/ rosemary
indian pudding = corn flour, milk, sugar, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, salt
balsamico amaro = combination of ⅓ balsamic vinegar, ⅓ averna amaro, ⅓ angostura bitters sprayed on top
Honor Bar is located at 1411 Powell St. at Hollis, Emeryville, CA.