Macon is about to get a new place downtown to have a drink.
The Bourbon Bar is set to open at 370 Cherry St. on Aug. 14, said Adam Dennis, who owns the bar with his wife, Becky. The bar is next door to the former Georgia Children’s Museum.
While the place didn’t look quite ready Friday to open in a week, Dennis said he only had to “get some stuff on the walls and get the inventory in, but everything else is pretty much done.”
Instead of installing a copper top on the bar, Dennis and his wife spent about 50 hours gluing pennies to the 38-foot bar, which was then covered with a clear epoxy, he said.
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The business will specialize in bourbon and “do more traditional cocktails -- Prohibition-era cocktails the classic way,” he said. “We won’t be just bourbon. ... We are focused more on being a classic Southern American bar.”
It will also serve wine and beer, including local craft beers.
He said they picked the spot because it was so close to Terminal Station, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and because it was on Cherry Street.
The bar is expected to be open 5 p.m.-midnight Tuesday-Thursday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday.
To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.