The Belmont

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MONDAY - SUNDAY: 5: 30 P.M. - 2 A.M

The Belmont opened on Upper King Street when it was still half empty at night, and a parking spot out front used to be guaranteed. These days King Street has grown up around the little spot, which hasn’t aged a day, still churning out fresh, simple cocktails inspired by the classics. For years they’ve been a reliable go-to for industry folk, as well as a grown-up clientele that seeks the place out for its soul tunes and old films projected on the back wall. Because of a tight door policy, there’s always a place to sit, and Mickey, the owner (who works the bar most nights) has put together one of the most stunning collections of spirits in the city.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • bar food
  • singles scene
  • lots of whiskey
  • lots of amari
What to drink
Brown Derby variation (bourbon, grapefruit, jalapeño honey)
Stick to booze, as the wine list usually leaves something to be desired.