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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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Prince of Wales

tropical fruit, citrus, eucalyptus, bubbleskentucky rye whiskey, pineapple gomme, lemon, maraschino, bogart bitters, orange bitters, blanquette de limoux sparkling wine Beginning in the 1880s, Golden Age bartenders started reaching for Champagne when preparing their cocktails. A dose of bubbles in a proper Cocktail—such as the Manhattan—became commonplace. The Prince of

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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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Gin & Tonic

The Gin & Tonic has its origins in India during the nineteenth century, when British soldiers added gin to their tonic water to make it palatable. Tonic water is a carbonated beverage containing quinine, a bitter medication used to treat malaria. We make our tonic water from quinine tincture, gentian

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Barrel Aged Chrysanthemum

honeycomb, bergamot, anise, apple blossomnoilly prat dry vermouth, bénédictine, absinthe, monk bitters An aperitif-style mixed drink, the chrysanthemum is a “lost” classic with hints of honey, vanilla, and wormwood.  Created in the twilight of the Golden Age, it survived Prohibition and now enjoys a special place as the go-to option

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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.