Smuggler's Cove Close to Opening

Kudos to owner Martin Cate (formerly of Forbidden Island) for transforming the former Jade Bar into ~SMUGGLER’S COVE~ so quickly. The opening is still on target for Tuesday December 8th, and you’ll find quite the lineup of local bartenders ready to say “aloha” and sling many Caribbean rum-based cocktails, with some tiki drinks as well, 80 in all. As Cate stated to me, the menu is about “celebrating the spirit of rum.” You’ll see local bartenders Jackie Patterson, Dominic Venegas, and Reza Esmaili behind the stick, plus some new arrivals from Los Angeles; Camper English of just wrote about the complete lineup. The decor will have tropical and tiki elements, highlighting a lot of old nautical salvaged materials, and pieces from old tiki bars, like the original Trader Vic’s and The Islander in Stockton. The bar will be open nightly from 5pm—closing (often until 2am).