Apothecary, a luxe new cocktail bar with a flair for the avant-garde has officially opened its doors on Greenville Avenue.
The bar made its debut on July 7 at 1922 Greenville Avenue, inside the space formerly occupied by Wah Wah Room, according to a press release. The bar is a project of Tanner Agar, who serves as both creative director and co-owner of much-lauded McKinney bar and restaurant Rye. Agar’s cocktail menu boasts a wide range of curious ingredients, ranging from drinks topped with smoking hay to cocktails mixed with clarified tomato stock.
The bar’s intimate space can seat 40 patrons, and is decked out with antiques and decor sourced from local estate sales, plus plush velvet seating, peacock wallpaper, and natural wood tones to produce a “dark, moody” vibe.
As far as the menu is concerned, diners can look forward to seriously creative libations like the Only Fans, a mix of reposado tequila, lemon, and passionfruit that’s loaded with cassis “caviar,” or the Chanel No. 5, a mix of gin and dry vermouth that’s scented with jasmine, orange blossom, and sandalwood. There’s also an “Illicit Elixirs” section on the menu, boasting some decidedly quirky drinks like a cocktail inspired by the flavors of classic Italian cacio e pepe (read: cheese and pepper) pasta.
The bar’s dining menu is equally compelling, packed with snacks including the Oyster Not Oyster, a dish that involves tucking brined oyster mushroom into an edible “shell,” then topping with candied fresno chile, foamed brine, and chive. The menu also, bizarrely, boasts a dessert made from three edible candles, one flavored like a pina colada, another made with chocolate and Angostura bitters, and a riff on the classic Clover Club cocktail.
Now open on Greenville Avenue, Apothecary operates from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Drinkers can make reservations from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. — after that, it’s all open seating.