LTH Home

Sepia . . . for cocktails and spirits

Sepia . . . for cocktails and spirits
  • Forum HomePost Reply BackTop
  • Sepia . . . for cocktails and spirits

    Post #1 - May 5th, 2014, 9:52 pm
    Post #1 - May 5th, 2014, 9:52 pm Post #1 - May 5th, 2014, 9:52 pm
    The lounge here has always been an excellent choice for having a few rounds, hanging out and unplugging for a spell. But when Griffin Elliott (formerly of Scofflaw and before that, Boka) took it over just shy of a year ago, it really jumped up to another level in my book. He has an excellent palate, a lovely, evolving menu and he stocks a wonderful selection of spirits. He's also a knowledgeable guy who happens to be a great host.

    It's a comfy and cozy, 4:30-pm bar (except for on Sundays, when it opens at 5) that's a bit more refined than many of my other favorite bars in town. But it's not stuffy or pretentious at all. There's just something really nice about being in that beautifully finished space and drinking a pour of fine whiskey, over a clear, large, hand-carved rock from a substantial, decoratively-cut glass. I guess what I'm trying to say is that it's a grown-up bar and has a feel all its own.

    By Griffin's side is Savannah Witmer, who is no slouch herself, having run the bar at Boka for a time after Griffin's departure. She's got some great bartending skills and is a friendly and affable host.

    If you're in the mood for a slightly more refined bar experience in a zero-pretense environment, I highly recommend pulling up a stool at Sepia.

    =R=

    Sepia (website)
    123 N Jefferson St
    Chicago, IL 60661
    (312) 441-1920
    If I asked my customers what they wanted, they would have said faster horses --Henry Ford

    Without wood, barbecue wouldn’t be barbecue -- Aaron Franklin

    Freedom demands that those in power allow others to think for themselves.

    I just wanna live until I gotta die. I know I ain't perfect but God knows I try --Todd Snider
  • Post #2 - November 12th, 2016, 3:12 pm
    Post #2 - November 12th, 2016, 3:12 pm Post #2 - November 12th, 2016, 3:12 pm
    Keith Meichner, formerly bartender at Scofflaw (and recipient of much acclaim for its cocktails), is leaving that restaurant to head the bar program at Sepia

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/dr ... story.html
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #3 - November 12th, 2016, 4:45 pm
    Post #3 - November 12th, 2016, 4:45 pm Post #3 - November 12th, 2016, 4:45 pm
    Dave148 wrote:
    Keith Meichner, formerly bartender at Scofflaw (and recipient of much acclaim for its cocktails), is leaving that restaurant to head the bar program at Sepia

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/dr ... story.html

    Great news for Keith . . . and the Tribune, of course, booted it. His last name is actually Meicher.

    =R=
    If I asked my customers what they wanted, they would have said faster horses --Henry Ford

    Without wood, barbecue wouldn’t be barbecue -- Aaron Franklin

    Freedom demands that those in power allow others to think for themselves.

    I just wanna live until I gotta die. I know I ain't perfect but God knows I try --Todd Snider

Contact

About

Team

Advertize

Close

Chat

Articles

Guide

Events

more