Leisure Time Cocktail Company

A new 50-seat bar called Leisure Time Cocktail Company (instagram) is under construction on Thompson’s Point. Leisure Time will feature draft cocktails and freezer cocktails using local ingredients and premium spirits. A future phase of the business will see Leisure Time expand into selling canned and kegged cocktails.

We are dedicated to using the science of botany and molecular gastronomy to make craft cocktails accessible to a wide audience while also adhering to the longstanding traditions of mixing a good drink you can sit back, relax and have fun with.

The Leisure Time food menu prepared by chef Emma Reed will include pierogis and hand cased hotdogs/sausages as well as a rotating selection of soups and salads. Vegan and gluten free options are expected to be on the menu.

Leisure Time is being launched by Kai Parrott-Wolfe and his business partner Matt Noyes. Parrott-Wolfe grew up on Peaks Island and after working at a number of NYC bars launched his own establishment in Brooklyn—the now closed Post Office Whiskey Bar. He returned to Portland in 2019 and has been working as the bar manager at Luke’s Lobster.

Leisure Time will be located in the back right corner of the building Bissell Brothers is in. The space was originally a Cellardoor event room and most recently was a Rwanda Bean cafe. Noyes and Parrott-Wolfe will be renovating the 1,400 sq ft space to add banquette and table seating and reconfigure the space behind the counter with equipment needed for the bar. They envision a space that is “a mix of 60’s lounge, your grandparents’ camp and a botanist’s lab” which is a “cozy space at lunch for professionals to do work or families from the children’s museum and a cocktail lounge at night to have snacks or dinner at before a show down at the Point.”

Parrott-Wolfe and Noyes hope to open Leisure Time this spring.

To get caught up on all the new restaurants, bars, breweries, bakeries and other hospitality businesses in development visit the Portland Food Map Under Construction List.