Honor Amongst Thieves Opens in The Colony Thursday, June 16

Honor Amongst Thieves- The RemingtonThe all-new cocktail lounge, Honor Amongst Thieves (5538 N. 7th St.) is set to steal the hearts of cocktail lovers Valley-wide when it officially opens to the public on Thursday, June 16, 2016, in the heart of Central Phoenix’s red-hot 7th Street dining and drinking district. Housed inside a stylish second-floor space directly above the new Stock & Stable gastropub, Honor Amongst Thieves is led by renowned mixologist, Stephanie Teslar, formerly of Hotel Palomar and FireSky Resort, and general manager, Corbin James (a renowned wine expert formerly of Tarbell’s). Open daily from 6 pm to close, the striking, wood-accented Honor Amongst Thieves tempts with an extensive list of handcrafted drinks, “stolen from the honored classics.” Not to mention, a compact yet mouth-watering menu of bar bites and cheese & cured meat boards whipped up by chef Joe Absolor of Stock & Stable.

According to Teslar, says she’s been working hand-in-glove with chef Absolor to create a cocktail program that dovetails perfectly with his food menu. “He’s created a nose-to-tail American-style gastropub menu filled with great comfort foods, so my menus will include many similar ingredients and flavor profiles to create natural pairings, such as deeply flavored infusions and plenty of earthy, compact notes.” Most important, she says, these drinks are all about the flavor and creating a consistently great-tasting drink, not about spending 20 minutes on each one to convince people that it’s quality. “Just like our food, each drink combines top-quality ingredients and preparations, just without any of the pretention.”

Accessed via a staircase located around the back of Stock & Stable (as well as a second entrance hidden next to Stock & Stable’s kitchen), Honor Amongst Thieves patrons will discover a cozy 80-person space. Sidle up to the wooden bartop or settle into a comfy couch and soak in the intimate lighting and the complete lack of windows (like a true cocktail lounge should be). Then get ready to sip and savor your way through an artful menu of Cocktails, Martinis and Tonics, as well as unique offerings such as Cheekies and Citywides. “The menu reflects the space – dark, cozy, and whiskey forward,” Teslar says. Full menu below:

Honor Amongst Thieves Drink Menu

Cocktails (ideas stolen from honored classics)

The Long Hall (kikori whiskey, rooibos tea, lemon, blood orange/cardamom shrub, hops) $11

Silver Dollar (rittenhouse rye, sweet potato, ruby port, lemon, aquafaba) $10

Varnish (altos reposado tequila, caramel corn rancio, cynar 70, dry cider) $12

Rutte of the Problem (rutte celery gin, honeydew matcha, wasabi, yellow chartreuse, lime) $12

Misery Loves Company (asbach brandy, crème de noyeaux, leopold’s aperitivo, cinnamon crème, peychauds) $11

Remington (shortbread scotch, amaro del capo, chamomile cordial, white chocolate) $10

Stole Fashioned (honored whiskey blend, caramelized sugar syrup, aromatic chicory bitters) $9

The Drifter (atlantico rum, rosé, amer fleur de summer, lemon, pineapple gomme, cherry bitters) $11

Bloody Bull (hophead vodka, fresh tomato, beef bullion, herbs, smoke) Sat/Sun $9

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Martinis (served shaken or stirred)

51/50 (oola aged gin, maurin dry vermouth, house orange bitters) $12

Dillinger (ford’s gin, maurin blanc vermouth, thievery onions, dill bitters) $11

Pitch and Roll (st george terroir gin, carpano bianco vermouth, luqcues olives, saline) $10

Red Grant (absolut, sapphire, cocchi Americano, beet) $11

Kaffir and Loathing (ayelsbury duck vodka, dolin blanc, kaffir lime, rose essence) $10

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Cheekies $5 (not a shot, not a cocktail…just a cheeky)

Underburg

Rock and Rye

Jelinek Amaro

Vida Mezcal

Pick your poison (prices vary)

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Tonics (ask your bartender for a recommendation to dress your favorite spirit)

Fever Tree

Fever Tree West Indian

Seagrams

Small Hands

Bittermilk Charred Grapefruit

White Rock

Q Tonic

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Citywides $8 (perfect pairings, please pour don’t drop)

The Citywide Special (wild turkey + bud heavy)

The Panzer (wolfberger gingembre + lumberyard lager)

The Raddlesnake (sotol por siempre + stiegl radler)

The Astro (laird’s straight apple brandy + santan moonjuice)

The Arrowhead (martelletti vermouth + deschutes obsidian)

The Dagger (leopold’s aperitivo + julian hard cider)

 

For more information visit Honor Amongst Thieves’ website, www.honoraz.com.

 

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