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Plague Menus

Due to Andy’s “No Indoor Seating” rule, West Main Crafting Co. is closed for on-site experiences. But, there is some good news to come of this: we are here to brighten your 2020 quarantine fugue state with dope fresh food from our kitchen and some authentic, bottled cocktails from our

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Barrel-Aged and Cellared Cocktails

Any visitor to West Main Crafting Co. has seen the Barrel-Aged section of our cocktail menu.  A staple for eight volumes now, the barrel-aged cocktails can sometimes fly under the radar unless one is giving the book a good read.  This is partly because our barrel-aged cocktails are a little

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Volume(s) 6: The Golden Age

When first-timers take a seat at West Main, they get the same introduction: “we are a nineteenth century-inspired craft cocktail bar; we make all our ingredients in-house so as to provide the most authentic drinking experience possible,” with “authenticity” being the operative word. The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

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End Mark

end mark (n.): a mark used to signify the end of a transcript. Each week, our talented bar staff is challenged to create a new cocktail–or a riff on an existing classic–which not only follows in the thematic footsteps of the current volume, but also stays true to the mission statement of

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A Note About Coronavirus

Hello all,  One thing we see when studying cocktail and spirits history (and general history) is that “unprecedented” isn’t usually an historically valid adjective.  Nevertheless, the events of 2020 (so far) certainly feel that way, and we have returned to work to help ourselves and you cope in the way we

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Glossary

In the back of our printed menus, we include a glossary so people can choose their own level of engagement.  We’re always at hand to answer questions and tell stories, but in case you’re uncomfortable asking questions we want you to have access to everything you need to make the right choice or satisfy your curiosity.  For the same purpose, here is an electronic version of our glossary from Volume 6.

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Temporary Shut Down

Due to Governor Andy’s “No Indoor Seating” rule, we will be closed for on-site service at least until the week of December 14.  
In the meantime, we are offering takeout service from our food and beverage programs.  We are open for takeout Tuesday-Saturday, 5-9pm.   Call 859.618.6318 to place an order.