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Nestled in the corner of what would be 16th street and Platte, Colt & Gray offers a cozy happy hour offering unique cocktails, delicious eats at roughly half of normal prices.
The restaurant exudes a mix of elegant and hominess that combines to offer a warm and welcoming experience that feels special. Reading through their cocktail and food menu, I was excited to see items I don’t experience at other restaurants such as a fois gras terrine or the sunchoke soup.
Their bar is no different, offering a range of homemade bitters and a list of signature cocktails that include unexpected mixtures and such as whiskey and lavender syrup or hibiscus infused gin.
A C&G signature cocktail will run you roughly $10-$12, but between the hours 4:30 – 6:30 M-F, you can indulge on well-crafted cocktails that seem referential of a forgotten era for $5 dollars while eating bar snacks ranging from blue cheese dusted gougerres to bacon cashew caramel corn for $3 a pop.
For drinks, I am not typically a gin drinker, but my personal favorite of the evening was the Marguerite. It was a crisp and lemony and did not have the overpowering juniper taste I typically associate with gin. After letting a few of the people I was with taste it, they were inspired to order it themselves.
The eats were equally as impressive. I had to keep myself from devouring all of the gougerres and remember to share with my friends. One bummer was they ran out of a few of the bar bites early on, so I wasn’t able to snack on the one-bite wings that I had my eye on. I’ll have to try again the next time.