Once the coronavirus pandemic slows down and restaurants begin reopening, Yellowbelly and Retreat Gastropub co-owners Tim Wiggins and Travis Howard will add a brand new concept to the Central West End’s already strong repertoire of spots.
Lazy Tiger, their new cocktail bar, will inhabit The Hideout at 210 N. Euclid Ave., Yellowbelly’s event space that hosts pop-ups like Corpse Reviver. Lazy Tiger is slated to open in spring or summer 2020 or “whenever the virus allows us,” according to its website.
“We’re transforming the space into a full-on cocktail bar,” Wiggins said. “It’s going to be open five days a week. It’ll be a dark, moody American cocktail bar.”
Wiggins explained the bar won’t be based around specific spirits or drinks, but rather a program of “experimental and adventurous” cocktails. “My philosophy is not a specific spirit focus, but what we’re most excited on, what we think is the best and want to mess with.” He said he and his team are currently into mezcal, gin and whiskey, and will leave the “rum and tropical things” to Yellowbelly.