Named ‘45 Wine & Whiskey’, the bar nods to Donald Trump’s place in the sequential line-up of US presidents. And as you may expect the new bar celebrates all things ‘Trump’.
Adorned with gold-framed photographs of the former president, the walls depict Trump in various scenes from his tenure in the White House, including one image of Donald watching the US task force which killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Burgundy velvet banquettes and marble-effect bar tables complete the plush surrounds, and cut-glass crystal Champagne coupes twinkle under spotlights.
While Trump claims to have never touched alcohol, the cocktails hark back to his presidential glory days with names like The Mar-A-Lago Spritzer, in reference to the 126-room mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, which Trump nicknamed his “Winter White House”. Other cocktails include The West Wing and The FLOTUS (first lady of the United States) in a nod to Melania, Trump’s wife of 16 years.
Drinks prices range from US$25-US$29. However, any customer who orders the Forty-Five (US$45), modelled on a classic Old Fashioned, and featuring Wyoming Whisky, will also get “two American Beef Sliders” and a Diet Coke, the soft drink that Trump allegedly had on demand at the White House at the push of a button.
The wine list features several offerings from the 99-hectare Trump Winery in Abelmarle County, Virginia, which produces some 36,000 cases of whites, reds and sparkling wine per year. The winery is owned by Donald’s son Eric Trump and was formerly known as the Kluge Estate prior to the takeover in 2011.
The bar has an Instagram page, on which it describes its 45 Wall as “an inspiring display of patriotism” showing flags representing the United States, and all six branches of the US military, “in celebration of our favourite president”.
For more information, head over to the bar’s official website.