Friday, March 9, 2012

The Last Word

The Last Word, the new bar in the former Goodnight Gracie space, is named after a cocktail invented at the Detroit Athletic Club a century ago. How do I know that? Well I just read the "prologue" to their four-chapter drink menu, which is complete with botanical illustrations of the various herbs used in their cocktails.

I stopped by The Last Word with some friends last night and was pretty pleased. The interior is warm and decorated with lots of old books, photos and needlepoint. The cocktails were delicious and ranged in price from $7 - $12. There were also a selection of beers which were much more affordable. By far the coolest thing at The Last Word was this:

It's a crazy copper contraption that shapes ice cubes into spheres so the melt more slowly in your cocktails.

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