Due to open tonight (maybe?) in Emeryville is HONOR BAR, GRILL & COCKTAILS, with bar manager Alex Smith (Gitane) and chef Jordan Grosser (Stag Dining Group). The press release mentions cocktails like the Guy Fawkes (gin, PX sherry, Amaro Montenegro, maraschino, acid phosphate, and absinthe), Porfiriato (tequila, guajillo-infused mezcal, Cocchi di Torino, Licor 43, and cinnamon bitters), Bleeding Monarch (bourbon, passion fruit, orgeat, Campari, and balsamico amaro), and The Von Teese (vodka, St-Germain, Mathilde Poire, absinthe, Peychaud’s bitters, and lemon).
Grosser’s menu includes barbecued Texas mop pork ribs, housemade merguez sausage, short rib sliders, and fried chicken (Grub Street posted a copy of the entire menu here). There’s a communal table, pinball machines, vintage art, antique ice boxes, and a red granite bar top. Kitchen hours Tue-Thu 4:30pm-12am, Fri-Sat 4:30pm-1am. The bar will be open until 12:30am Tue-Thu and 1:30am Fri-Sat. 1411 Powell St. at Hollis, Emeryville, 510-653-8667 (currently inactive).