Hamlet and Ghost
When the restaurant opens in mid-January, Hamlet & Ghost will offer original cocktail recipes and classic cocktails with fresh-squeezed juices, homemade bitters and less familiar ingredients, said Dillon, 31. He has brought on two consultants who have industry experience to help develop the concept.
Cocktails will range in price from $9 to $13. Food, which will include small plates and bar snacks, will be priced from $6 to $18. Only 50 people will be allowed in at a time, filling all seats in the restaurant. There will be no standing room at Hamlet & Ghost.
“We wanted to make sure we would have time to spend with customers, answers questions and tell them what we’re doing,” Dillon said.
Dillon, who became interested in cocktails after taking a course from the mixologist and author Gary Regan, said he’s always known he wanted to work in the hospitality industry. Dillon’s father is a former owner of Siro’s and his brother works at Lake Local.
Hamlet & Ghost’s name is from a quote that Kiingati came across that says “a town without a tavern is like Hamlet without the ghost,” Dillon said.