WELCOME TO THE VOLSTEAD HOUSE

 our modern version of a 1920’s Speakeasy and Whiskey Bar.

The name “Volstead” will forever be associated with an experiment that failed: the National Prohibition Act of 1920, or better known as the 18th Amendment.  It was designed to improve health and cut crime but failed miserably.  Andrew Volstead, a Granite Falls native authored much of the legislation to enforce Prohibition, known as the Volstead Act.

 

Our Cocktails are classics from the 1800’s and early 1900’s.  In the beginning, everything was simple. People used what they could find, adding new ingredients or processes as they became available. More and more people begin to work with this new trend, everyone adding their own twist or adaptation. The original product begins to get more and more complex as competitors try to outdo each other with the most extreme versions they can find. The product becomes so complex that the people buying the product yearn for something simpler. Food and drink are not immune to this arc.  We want to start a movement back to the basics, restoring these classic drinks of the past!

 

 

“Always do sober what

you said you'd do drunk.

That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”

 

- Ernest Hemingway

OUR SIGNATURE COCKTAILS

CLASSICS

Some of the most famous, and most familiar cocktails in the world.

THE OLD FASHIONED

Volstead House Knob Creek Single Barrel, Sugar, Angostura & Orange Bitters

Developed during the 19th Century and given its name in the 1880’s. Considered by many to be the  “Original Cocktail” is one of 6 basic drinks listed in “The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks” by David A. Embry.

NEGRONI BLANC

Volstead House J Carver Barrel Aged Gin, Lillet Blanc, Suze

The Negroni started when Count Camillo Negroni wanted the famous Americano to be made stronger, and asked the bartender to substitute gin in place of the soda water.

PLANE CRASH

Volstead’s House Blend “Pimm’s Cup,” Lemon, Sugar, Cucumber, Berries, Ginger Beer

The Pimm’s Cup was created in the 1840’s by James Pimms, the owner of an oyster bar in London’s financial district. He created a gin-based elixir of herbs and liqueurs and served it in the No. 1 Cup.

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HOURS

SUNDAY

4:00PM - 11:00PM

MONDAY

4:00PM - 11:00PM

TUESDAY

4:00PM - MIDNIGHT

WEDNESDAY

4:00PM - MIDNIGHT

THURSDAY

3:00PM - MIDNIGHT

FRIDAY

3:00PM - 1:00AM

SATURDAY

3:00PM - 1:00AM

"If literature and Painting can have their ages and eras, so then can mixology."

–David Wondrich AKA “The Oracle”