This week’s bar: Barrel & Grain Local Taphouse
The scene: In the rustic downtown West Palm Beach space previously occupied by Spoto’s Oyster Bar and Gratify, Barrel & Grain offers a gratifying lineup of brews (almost 200 bottled, another 50 rotating on tap), wines (15, always changing) and spirits (i.e., more than 100 whiskeys). Craft beer fanatics will find a new flavor to savor here, but B&G makes a mean mixed drink — long on flavor, and often labor-intensive. “Our cocktails are not going to be out in five seconds. They take some time,” operations manager Moh Saade says.
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C O C K T A I L
Black Barrel Stout
3 ounces stout
2 ounces dark rum
1/2 ounce brown sugar
Set Collins glass to chill. In another glass, add stout and swirl to decarbonate. Add rum, sugar, a dash of nutmeg and the egg, and shake. Add ice and shake again, vigorously. Strain into the Collins glass and garnish with nutmeg.