The last time I checked in on the Chesterfield was back in January. I'd heard things were amiss at the popular bar and stopped in to order a drink. I requested a Sazerac and the bartender admitted he had no clue how to make one. That wasn't a great sign for a bar that markets itself around craft cocktail making.
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Leslie Brenner just broke the news on Eats Blog that a change at the bar is official. The Chesterfield is dead and replaced by Prohibition, a "roaring-1920s inspired lounge."
Josh Losinger, the general manager, came to the new concept from Sfuzzi. Losinger says the bartenders couldn't keep up with a cocktail menu that boasted more than 90 complex recipes and wait times approached 20 minutes on busy weekend evenings. So they've kept a few of the favorites drinks and ditched the rest.
Now you can get a Moscow Mule in peach, raspberry, blueberry, orange, cucumber and jalapeño flavors. There's a gimlet and an old fashioned cocktail on the menu too.
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Losinger says they're been slowly working the transition over the last five weeks, and the menu has also gotten an overhaul (burgers, chicken sandwiches, flat breads, etc.) A new sign should be up in a week or two.