Earlier this week B and I had an anniversary to celebrate so we spent the evening doing just that at Jack’s Lounge. We lounged on leather couches and had an incredibly relaxing dinner and several rounds of drinks. Well OK B was driving so I had several rounds of drinks but that’s a minor detail in the larger story so let’s just move on.
Jack’s Lounge is a grown up establishment. Though it serves food it’s not exactly a restaurant and though it serves drinks it’s not a bar. No one under 21 is allowed in its doors and it would take a special kind of early 20something to feel comfortable there. I’d have a hard time imagining that anyone has ever ordered vodka and Red Bull at Jack’s Lounge. I want you to take what I say next completely in the spirit it’s
intended and not in an ageist way at all. OK? There was a woman there,
probably in her early 50′s, who I overheard saying “I love this place,
it makes me feel young.” I say that only to let you know that if you’re
in your 40s or less you might love Jack’s Lounge for making you feel
young as well and if you’re significantly younger than 40 you should probably be the kind of youngster who likes drinking Manhattans or Old Fashions.
With that being said let me tell you what all I love
about Jack’s Lounge. I love dining in the front room near the bar on
the aforementioned leather couches. I love exceptionally professional,
attentive but not intrusive, warm but not obsequious service. I love
complex cocktails that are interesting and potent. I love a short but
diverse menu that’s been perfected and is a blend of adventure and
comfort. In short I love feeling like a grown up out for a night on the town without feeling pretentious or snobby and Jack’s Lounge gives me that.
When you go to Jack’s Lounge make sure to ask for one of Joy Perrine’s signature cocktails. I won’t tell you how or what to drink but I will say you can’t possibly go wrong with her Bourbon Ball cocktail or any of her seasonal cocktails.
122 Sears Avenue