Emeryville is home to many Hi Tech, Bio Tech and Entertainment Companies. Today, with the stress associated with business there’s always the need for a cocktail and as we all know Americans can surely use a stiff drink right now. Honor Bar fits in perfectly, serving interesting Specialty Cocktails made with Housemade Syrups created by Bar Manager Alex Smith and Gourmet “Bar” Cuisine created by Chef Jordan Grosser. There is no table service which means you order and pay at the bar, get your drinks then the food is served to your table. We sat at a high top table, sipped on cocktails and enjoyed the atmosphere while we listened to light Rock & Roll music in the background.
We tried a few cocktails to start. The Von Teese was our first tasty cocktail which was made with St. Germain, Vodka, mathilda poire, absinthe, peychaud’s and lemon. Later we had the Dar’Panch which was made with panchpuran infused vodka, East India Sherry, sugar and lime. Both cocktails were very creative and fun. They also serve beer and wine and there is a full bar where they will also gladly make your favorite drink.
We tried a variety of menu items and were more than impressed, in fact we were delighted! The Pot of Brandade which consisted of house cured salt cod, delicious cornichon gastrique and crostini was fantastic! Next, we really enjoyed Pulled Pork Sliders made with South Carolina BBQ sauce, topped with coleslaw and a tempura battered jalapeño pepper. The Fried Artichokes with parmesan, thyme, and roasted garlic aioli was a terrific side. The “Bucket of Yard Birds” juicy fried chicken with a maple sausage biscuit, sweet potato salad and hot sauce was delicious and quite generous. An Oakland Linden Street Black Lager Beer was perfect with the chicken. The Honor Bar atmosphere is very stylish and they are quite serious about their food! It was fun dining and drinking at Honor Bar where they Honor Spirits, Hops and Grill. Honor Bar is open Tuesday thru Sunday from 4:30 PM and serves food until midnight weekdays and until 1:00 AM on weekends. You can enjoy wonderful specialty cocktails and also dine like a “Foodie” without breaking the bank. We look forward to returning soon and ordering some of our favorites again!
By Carol & Joe Davis
1411 Powell Street (at Hollis)
Emeryville, CA. 94608