Small Plates & Cocktails - A Hemingway moment

  • January 22, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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This event is a special remembrance to a man who lived globally but ate and drank locally, to get the flavor of the place.

Ernest Hemingway's tastes ranged widely, from enjoying French wines in Paris to shaking up tropical rum concoctions on Key West and in Havana where a bartender at a local bar created a special Daiquiri called "the Hemingway" as a tribute to its special visitor.

Our selection of venue is named after Hemingway’s boat "Pilar", which helped inspire the literary great to pen The Old Man and the Sea.

At "Bar Pilar", flashes of the author’s old stomping grounds — Cuba, the Caribbean and the Keys, fill the dusky two-story space. There’s a jumble of captains’ hats in one corner, netted sacks filled with vintage green-glass buoys in another, and a giant stuffed marlin at the top of the stairwell.

The Bar favorites include the pork shoulder and crispy potatoes, but dishes such as Catalan-style snails, grilled prawns, crispy duck confit, roasted eggplant, suckling pig and roasted pheasant are waiting to be tried while sipping some cocktails.

We have a reservation for a small group, and this place being small, seating is difficult to reserve, so PLEASE manage your RSVP's RESPONSIBLY.

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  • Rodolfo

    Good food, cocktails and some laughter - warm comforts on a cold day. Great wine bar - good service and very friendly bartenders ..

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • Timothy

    Got here early, I'm upstairs getting drunk with the bartender

    January 22, 2014

    • Rodolfo

      Joining Tim for a drink, we have a table upstairs for the group.

      January 22, 2014

  • Nicky D.

    I will be there at 7:30 but I will be there. :)

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • Meredyth J.

    Sorry to cancel at the last minute! I manage PR for my company and we have a major press event tomorrow that needs attention. I'm going to be working late...and could really use a drink with new friendly faces. :(

    January 22, 2014

  • Kel

    Fifty-fifty chance I can make it...but I think at this point it's probably more fair to just give up my spot to someone on the (quite lengthy) waitlist who can definitely make it... Enjoy, everyone!

    January 22, 2014

  • Anna S.

    I am on the waitlist and I would like the spot.... Thanks

    January 22, 2014

  • Rodolfo

    We do have an open spot and given that it's a short notice, I do not want to automatically move those on the wait list. However if you are wait listed and still interested in attending, Please reply to this comment and I would move the first person to respond to the RSVP'd list.

    January 22, 2014

    • Anna S.

      I would like it... Thanks

      1 · January 22, 2014

    • Manikanth T.

      I would like it.Thanks

      1 · January 22, 2014

  • Meredyth J.

    Still on for tonight?

    January 22, 2014

    • Rodolfo

      Yes, still on for tonight ..

      1 · January 22, 2014

  • Carolyn

    So disappointed…but meetings rescheduled from the snow day are likely going to keep me busy into the evening :(

    January 22, 2014

  • Robin L.

    Please take me off wait list. Thanks. Look forward to the next event

    January 21, 2014

    • Rodolfo

      Look forward to having you at the next event - "Wine & Karaoke" night for which I will try to have more spots so we have more room for more members to attend.

      January 21, 2014

  • Rodolfo

    All those that have RSVP'd, Please remember to update your RSVP if your plans of attending have changed. We have a large number of people on the wait list and it would be very irresponsible if you cancel late or are a no show for this event.

    Looking forward to a fun evening as this place is a favorite among many of our members.

    January 13, 2014

  • Meredyth J.

    Bar Pilar has long been one of my fave little spots along the "14th Street Strip" and never disappoints. Looking forward to meeting the group.

    1 · January 5, 2014

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