One of Hampden’s newest additions, The Bluebird Cocktail Room has been generating a lot of buzz via their craft cocktails and exclusive, literary-inspired lounge space. I recently checked out the trendy spot, named after the poem entitled Bluebird by Charles Bukowski, for Friday Happy Hour with a handful of fellow food bloggers, writers, and influencers.
You all know I love a good happy hour, and The Bluebird has some solid deals on their HH menu: Monday-Friday from 5-7PM you can score half-price snacks (think lamb meatballs, yellow lentil hummus), $5 house wines, $5 draft Pimm’s cups, and $2 Natty Bohs. Winning.
I didn’t get any food during my time at The Bluebird, but after sampling some of others’ snacks, I was impressed with the quality and variety of their HH food menu. It seemed like everyone in our group was satisfied with their snack selections.
In addition, their HH drink menu offers a menu full of craft cocktails, options including a Gin Ricky, Hemingway Daquiri, Mint Julep, Pig Island (complete with pineapple and bacon), Tropic of Quebec (@arlisappetite says it tastes like an orange creamsicle), and a $19 stunner made with Japanese whiskey that is just a litttttle out of my price range.
I stuck with the $5 Pimm’s Cup for Happy Hour – Pimm’s Cups are actually one of my favorite summer drinks so I was pleasantly surprised to see it on the menu (and for only $5!) Overall, I liked the upscale and low-key vibes of The Bluebird — but what I loved the most is that it caters to a wide variety of tastes and price points. This means I can take more friends to the hip hangout because I think everyone can find a drink and price their satisfied with. My HH tab totaled $7 and I spent my time in great company — not a better way to kick off the weekend. Did I mention you can drink your cocktails on porch swings? Say no more.
Have you been to The Bluebird yet? What were your thoughts? What did you order?
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Until next time, cheers!