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Oct 1, 2008 09:31 AM

Drink opening tomorrow?

I heard though the grapevine that barbara lynch's first fort point venture will open tomorrow, John Gertsen's bar. Has anyone else heard the same?

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    1. I can't find a phone number or web site for Drink.

      Does anyone know the exact address? I'd love to stop in tomorrow or Friday, but don't want to spend all evening roaming the neighborhood. :-)

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        1. re: Guinness02122

          Thank you, Guinness02122. I'll try to stop in for a drink tomorrow or Friday and will report back.

          1. re: Mmmmmm

            Please do!!!! I am ultimately excited about this place- I might have to change some plans and head there myself!

          2. re: Guinness02122

            The website doesn't seem to work for me, all I get is a logo. Anyone else having that problem? (Or is the site just not finished yet?)

            1. re: FoodFemme

              It's not you, it's the website -- mostly a placeholder for now.

        2. Just added a link to the place with address / phone.

          I can't wait to go and order a Hpnotiq Cosmo, Flirtini, and a Chocolate Razberi Kiss! I'm thinking this is the kind of place that's going to have *several* colors of sugared rims. Oh, baby!

          348 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210

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          1. re: MC Slim JB


            maybe they'll do glow-in-dark ice cubes too........

            1. re: MC Slim JB

              As long as they have a sour appletini, I'll be happy.

              1. re: MC Slim JB

                I hope that was written with complete sarcasm...

                1. re: Johnnie_vs_Jack

                  Why, what have you got against Hpnotiq? I'll have you know that they proudly served it at the late, great Waltham Tavern (R.I.P., *sniff*). I think the snobbery against Stoli Raz has got to stop: it's awesome in a highball with Sprite. Plus it's well known that the King of France favors Flirtinis.

                  1. re: MC Slim JB

                    It's not snobbery. There are bars where infused cognac and fruit juices in a bottle are acceptable. Why not have a fresh juice and cognac cocktail made for you at Drink? Also they only carry AMERICAN vodkas - 4 of them being organic. Stoli is run by the Russian mob. Hell, Pernod doesn't even know who to deal with in Russia when it comes to that brand, that's why they bought Absolut and let go of Stoli.

                    1. re: Johnnie_vs_Jack

                      Okay, so you could approximate the flavor of Hpnotiq by mixing cognac, vodka, and fresh fruit juices, but it still wouldn't be blue, in which case you'd be missing half the awesomeness of Hpnotiq. There is no substitute.

                      Also, I am not married to the Russian-ness of Stoli Raz, but the raz of Stoli Raz. If there is anything that trumps that flavor, it might be Dekuyper Schnapps Pucker Island Blue, which has the advantage of blueness, but is also fruit punch flavored. Why is John Gertsen afraid of these ingredients?

                      1. re: MC Slim JB

                        If the King of France favors flirtinis, what does the Dauphin desire?

                        MC, that knock on the door is the Russian Mob - they want to discuss your comments.

                      2. re: Johnnie_vs_Jack

                        I'm pretty sure that Slim is pulling your chain, JvJ

                        1. re: jgg13

                          Why'd you have to ruin it? It was so much fun to watch!!!

                2. Did anyone go last night? We're planning on going this evening (and hoping it won't be stupidly busy straight after work).

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                  1. re: tsg20

                    the word:

                    no drink list, no wine list, no visible bottles.

                    2 reds, 2 whites, 1 sparkling.

                    1 pale ale, 1 stout.

                    1. re: iamsam

                      three bars

                      limited spirits

                      amazing cocktails

                      1. re: iamsam

                        Very very strange set up. Never once SAW my cocktail actually made, and as a fellow bartender, was a little confused by this concept. When my Manhatten came out of the mystery room, ahem, 25 minutes later, I waited another 10 minutes for a cherry. Why?? Because apparently they keep ALL garnishes in the kitchen in different temperature storage units. I LOVE No.9 and admire John, but this was not at all what I was expecting. And the ice bar was cool but a little gimmickey. I am confident that Lynch and John will work it out and make it a hit, but I hope the arrogance that this place had it's first weekend gets noticed before people get sick of waiting for drinks they don't see made. There was a lot of confused industry people asking the same questions as well. I guess we will wait and see....

                        1. re: maxpowers303

                          Some of Tokyo's serious bars practice this - the alcohol and the drink-making is kept out of sight, and the ice cubes are art. The barkeeps are polite, efficient, and do not chit-chat. It was a cool thing to behold!

                          1. re: maxpowers303

                            Finally made it there last Saturday. Full, but not "can't move" packed. Unsurprisingly rock solid cocktails. And, unlike the fan of the huge "tinis" below, the cocktails are actually the appropriate size. (Whether they are worth the price is another debate.)

                            My question, though, is: what the heck is max talking about? The bar and bartenders are all *right there*, right in front of you. What "mystery room" could max have been referring to? Did I miss something?

                            My observation was that the way the bar was set up made it look like a chemistry lab. Which, when you think about it, makes perfect sense.

                      2. Does anyone know the hours they are open and what days?

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                        1. re: Fort Point

                          Last night John said that they would be there seven nights a week. He also told me that they were going to be opening at 4:00 but he told me that a few weeks ago so I don't know if that has changed.

                          1. re: JWR

                            According to a call placed yesterday, they opened at five, but it is possible that that was just the first day. Though I doubt it since they probably would have pointed that out.

                            1. re: bza

                              5:00 yesterday, but 4:00 every other day- 7 days a week. I also heard that they will be closed on Monday to "regroup" after the first 4 days.

                              1. re: hsquare2southend

                                Your right about the regroup, I have a friend who works at No. 9, but they said regroup Sunday I believe, but open 7 days a week after that.

                                1. re: dwmorin

                                  Yup, I was wrong- I think Sunday is the "regroup" day.