Onyx Lounge hit downtown on May 20 claiming the playground formerly occupied by wine bar The Must. Per Onyx's website, the historical building in which the lounge resides dates back to 1906 and once served as The Security Trust and Savings Bank. The space itself feels more new than old, but Texas-based architect Tyler Duncan of Duncan Design Group aimed to recapture that sense of history.
As far as eats and drinks, mixologist Douglas Williams created Onyx's seasonal libation list. Cocktails are made from the farmer's market bounty and appear in categories like "farm fresh," "savory," "sparkling," and "sour." There are just a few beers on offer inclusive of Green Flash Hop Head Red and Allagash Tripel Bock, plus wines by the glass and bottle, many sourced from the west coast. Chef Benny Bacalores (Stray Cat Cafe) crafts fusion-y American eats from house-made potato chips to caviar on blinis to a burger and fries to a Mexican cheesesteak. Save for the caviar, all dishes are priced under $15. Onyx Lounge is now open nightly from 4:30PM-2AM. [EaterWire]