BOSTON – Loews is saluting the “golden age of the cocktail” with the first ever cross-country pop-up traveling bar. The Traveller Bar is now “popped-up” at the Loews Hotel in Boston. Patrons can experience the traveling bar during its stop in Boston, Tuesday – Friday 4pm – 8 pm until August 4th. The tour will continue across the country to all 24 Loews locations across the country.
Constructed from an old elevator car, the traveling bar features a zinc-topped bar, four leather bar stools, and an antique cash register. A toast displayed behind the bar reads, “Here’s to those who think outside the glass. To the bold few who are called to shake up the status quo & inspire stories worth telling.” Most impressively, the bar’s library of nearly 50 vintage cocktail books includes a first-edition of the oldest cocktail recipe book ever written, the Bar-Tender’s Guide by Jerry Thomas (1862), which sells for around $8,000 in today’s market. And the inspiration for the eight-drink menu comes from those books. Libations include a whiskey cocktail from 1895’s Official Handbook & Guide: NYC Bartender’s Association; a daiquiri from the 1922 guide, Cocktails: How to Mix Them; and a Lucien Gaudin (an early Negroni) from the 1929 text Cocktails de Paris.
Toasting the contemporary “Golden Age of Cocktails,” The Travelling bar will offer a menu of 32 classic cocktails traditionally handcrafted by expert mixologists. Cocktails will be created using premier products from leading beverage brands, including: Goose Island Gillian, Goose Island Madame Rose, and Stella Cidre ales; Pilzner Urquell and seasonal Leinenkugel beers; Roco Patrón tequilas; Old Overholt rye whiskey, Basil Hayden’s bourbon whiskey, and various “mixed cocktail barrels;” and Cointreau, The Botanist Gin, and Mount Gay Rum.
To follow The Traveller Bar on social media, check out #LHTravellerBar or visit the website www.thetravellerbar.com. For more information or to arrange your stay, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or visit www.loewshotels.com.