We've been stalking the new Uptown Bradstreet Craftshouse going into the old Rye Deli space, and while menus listing corned beef and rye were still on the facade just a few days ago, the team has announced a mid-January opening on the restaurant's Facebook page, with the inevitable quip: "Hopefully no one takes New Year's resolutions of austerity and restraint too seriously!"
And inevitably the answer is: Don't worry, we won't.
Bradstreet, formerly in the Graves Hotel (now Loews) was one of the trailblazers in bringing pre-Prohibition cocktail culture to the Twin Cities. The low-lit modernist room was gorgeous and the cocktail program represented what tweezer-plating is to cuisine. In other words: forward-thinking, steadfast, and exquisite.
We've got high hopes for the new location. Like the former spot, it will be a bar first and foremost, with mixologists creating artisan cocktails made from hand-pressed juices and house-made bitters. There will also be a small-plates menu of dishes to pair with the drinks.
The new space will be open daily from 3 p.m. to close, with brunch on weekends.
Bradstreet also published a copy of the floorplans (pictured above) on the Facebook page and noted that the Lowry Neighborhood Association is in support of the plan.
As are we.
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