There’s a West End bar off the beaten path – easily spotted by the swanky fish lady strutting her stuff on the front of the building – that’s been curating cozy vibes all winter long. During its first summer, neighbors flocked to Kimi’s when the garage door was open, string lights aglow, and energy high, but these blustery days have far from diminished anyone’s spirit. Now – in addition to seasonal cocktails – it’s all about s’mores and campfires.
“The fire pit will be lit until it’s too hot to enjoy!” says owner Kimi Rich, who had the idea to load up on fire wood and start offering s’mores to keep the outdoor fun going all year. “The vibe I envision is this super friendly inviting neighborhood bar that’s got an upscale feel.” Think game nights and snacks like English muffin pizzas but also craft cocktails, bottle-green custom tile behind the bar, and the occasional charcuterie board. “It’s inviting but also very aesthetically pleasing.”
For March, there will be plenty of spiked cocoa varieties to enjoy around the fire, along with hot toddies. “I like a traditional green tea with lemon, honey, and Irish whiskey, but we have other options, too,” says Rich of the warming bevvie. Along with St. Patrick’s Day revelry, this month brings a Harry Potter cocktail party (date to be announced), food truck pop-ups, and more, whether you’re bundling up around the fire pit or bellying up to the bar inside.
373 Washington Street, @kimis_bar
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