We hope you got through some classics during the pandemic because you’re going to need your literature knowledge to get into the Rare Books Bar.
In order to gain entry into this Frisco speakeasy, visitors must dial the librarian and ask for a classic piece of literature.
Rather than having to dig up old book reports, however, patrons are directed to the speakeasy’s social pages, which are updated with the weekly password.
At the time of this article, January 19th, patrons ought to inquire about The Secret Garden, to gain entry.
The low-lit interior of the bar is outfitted with leather furnishings, exposed brick walls, suspended chandeliers, and stacks of wooded bookshelves.
In true literary tradition, the bar serves an extensive list of top-shelf spirits, with over 400 fine scotches and whiskeys that even Hemingway would be proud of!
Cocktail-wise, the bar has a special assortment of whiskey-based drinks, specialty cocktails, martinis, as well as tequila-based cocktails – including their Don Quixote Old Fashioned, made with Socorro Reposado, orange and bourbon bitters, and simply syrup.
If your palate is more, say, Bukowski than Hemingway, Rare Books also serves a variety of beer, wine, and other liquors.
Additionally, the speakeasy serves a variety of coffee drinks. Patrons can opt to make theirs “Irish” as it were, as Rare Books offers a handful of coffee cocktails, including their Rare Book Espresso Martini.
A noteworthy food menu is also available at the speakeasy, with options for starters, salads, handhelds – sandwiches and tacos, flatbreads, and entrees. Rare Books also offers dessert options, with a dozen available varieties of cake by the slice, as well as chocolate mousse, crème brûlée, and chocolate cheesecake.
The speakeasy also hosts live music performances every Monday and Tuesday. The live music schedule can be found here.
More information can be found at www.rarebooksbar.com
[Featured image from Facebook / @rarebooksbar]