The Culver Hotel opened in 1924 during Prohibition, and its Velvet Lounge reopened in October with a list of cocktails inspired by the era. The hotel’s head mixologist, J.J. Weiner, and the Velvet Lounge’s head bartender, Phil Santos, are behind the new drink menu. The second-floor, speakeasy-style bar’s newly renovated decor also reflects the time period with plush couches, soft lighting, and vintage accents. A translucent bar, with a top lit from beneath, showcases the spirits selection.
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