Parlor, a pre-Prohibition-style cocktail den, is now open Wednesday through Saturday evenings in Castleberry Hill, according to Instagram. Parlor is fashioned after the room found in most 19th-century homes, where people gathered following dinner to chat and sip digestifs.
Mike Jones (formerly of The Consulate in Midtown) created all of the cocktails for Parlor, which skew classic and lean toward cognac, rum, and brandy for base spirits. Cocktails of note on the menu include a cognac-based julep with spiced pineapple shrub and a swizzle consisting of black sesame-infused arrack, green tea, and lemongrass syrup.
“I typically look at how the history connects to me! I always want to tell a story, like the name has two meanings,” Jones says in one of Parlor’s Instagram posts. “I also look at the season and ingredients I can work with. I guess you could say I’m more of a purest, the keeper of history!”
Parlor also serves shared plates by Q Matisse Myers (executive chef at the Southern Gentleman) like jalapeño smoked, white cheddar beer cheese, citrus pickled shrimp with truffle butter and crackers, and a butcher platter with meats, cheeses, vegetables, and various mustards and jam spreads.
Both Myers and Jones are consulting on the menus for Parlor.
Open Wednesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 12 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
249-A Peters Street SW, Atlanta. parlorden.com.