Saturday, May 2, 2020

Into the Drink with Drinks

[originally published in la Vie Sirene magazine June 2013]

Living in the liquid realm, mermaids have a penchant for 'the drink.'  Today we feature a few of the intrepid souls who have left the sea to offer libations to landlubbers. 

The Proud, The Plaid
The Kilted Mermaid, Vero Beach, FL

Kilted Mermaid is a neighborhood craft beer and wine bar featuring more than 25 local and global wines by the glass, and 70 craft beers. Kilted Mermaid has challenged the stereotype wine bar through an unpretentious and playful approach to wine, food and everything in between. Each of our guests, wine enthusiasts and novices alike, are encouraged to drink outside the box through our focused yet unconventional offerings. Our ever changing menus include small production wines and craft beers paired with artisan cheeses, all available in cheese plates and our decadent cheese and chocolate fondues, sandwiches, salads and other small plates enjoyed in a warm, cozy, eclectic atmosphere.

There is always something fun going on such as Open Mike night on Wednesdays with host Dylan Thiebeau, Trivia on Thursday with Jason, and On Fridays and Saturdays Kilted Mermaid is Vero’s home for original music. Sundays are always different, with Drum Circle the first Sunday of every month, DJ Elevate the third Sunday, and Poetry Open Mic on the fourth Sunday. See events page for more details. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 5 pm-1 am Happy Hour Tuesday-Saturday, 5 pm-7 pm Serving food until 10 pm Tuesday, 11 pm Wednesday and Thursday, Midnight Friday and Saturday
Take a Dive
Sacramento, CA's Dive Bar

Step off the streets of Sacramento and into the tranquil ambiance of Dive Bar. In direct contrast to its name, Dive Bar is a haven of cool and class in the middle of one of the nation's most eclectic cities. Dive Bar's approachability and charm are dedicated to vintage good times. The huge aquarium above the bar has a beautiful live mermaid or merman making an occasional appearance.

The typical dive bar motif conjures certain images: no frills, approachable, slightly dangerous, and a leftover relic from another era.  Sacramento's version has refurbished brick walls, dark wood and upholstery, like a cool hangout joint from a different era but with new accoutrements. 

The Mermaid is In
NYC, Mermaid Inn & Oyster Bar

With 3 locations in NY, the Mermaid Inn makes their popular sea fare readily available to city sailors.

"The Mermaid Inn is arguably the best seafood joints in New York City for three main reasons 1.Value 2.Service 3.Freshness." —Ryan W. Yelp

Honorable mermentions:
Mermaid Tavern - Tampa, FL
and don't miss the Mermaid Bar at Neiman Marcus in Honolulu, HI
or our June 23 article about MeduSirena and her show at the Wreck Bar
The Deep Blue Sea Martini
submitted by Sanndi Thompson
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 3/4 oz. sour mix
  • 1/2 oz. blue curacao
  • 1/2 oz.pineapple juice 

Pour all ingredients in a shaker and mix well.
Strain into a chilled glass

For more mermaidy drink recipes, see the post about our Launch Party Bartender Bridget.