Nightclub impresarios Med Abrous and Marc Rose officially opened The Spare Room last night on the Mezzanine level of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The classy gaming parlor features two bowling lanes, custom board games, and cocktails created by Aidan Demarest. The Spare Room’s bar program features fresh juices, seasonal ingredients, infused spirits and housemade bitters, all of which are de rigueur for the modern craft cocktail bar.
To fuel our bowling, Esther and I both ordered the Spare Room Snap: rye whiskey, SNAP, lemon juice and nutmeg. The cocktail certainly delivers on its name, with a nice ginger bite and tart lemon, powered by the spicy rye. I didn’t see or taste any of the nutmeg, though it was presumably grated fresh as a final ingredient.