A new craft cocktail bar called the Portland Hunt & Alpine Club (website, blog) is currently under development with a target opening date in March 2013. No lease has been signed yet but owner Andrew Volk is actively seeking out the right space for the business.
Here’s how he describes his vision for the Hunt & Alpine Club,
The Portland Hunt and Alpine Club will feature craft spirits from Maine and around the world. Their ever-changing cocktail menu will reflect Andrew’s experience and passion in the industry. Along with cocktails there will be a beer and wine menu, and small plates from local purveyors. Customers can expect a relaxing atmosphere that pays homage to the outdoor spirit of Maine while remaining modern and current. The Portland Hunt and Alpine Club will also provide continuing education for those curious about spirits. This program will include bringing in bartenders and industry experts from around the world to Maine.
Volk’s resume includes time as a bartender at Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon. In addition to launching the Hunt & Alpine Club, he’s also working as a consultant to Caledonia Spirits in Hardwick, VT.