Traveling Pop-Up Bar By Loews Hotels Is Crafting Cocktails in a City Near You

The Traveller Bar - Loews Mixologist 2

A nod to the new-aged craze for classic cocktails, The Traveller Bar is popping bottles, mixing cocktails, and popping up at Loews Hotels properties nationwide.

The Traveller Bar - Loews Mixologist 3

Crafting the classics, the traveling pop-up bar is making the rounds over a period of two years in 19 U.S. cities, 13 states, and even Montreal at 24 Loews properties, and is mixing a menu of 32 cocktails concocted by expert mixologists.

The Traveller Bar - side image and Gin Fix cocktail

Constructed with materials from an old elevator car, the zinc-topped metal-framed bar is complemented by just four bar stools and a single bartender. The back wall of the bar is lined in metal mesh holding shelves of bottles and a library of nearly 50 vintage cocktail books, including the oldest cocktail recipe book ever written, which guests can browse via iPads.

A toast displayed behind the bar reads, “Here’s to those who think outside the glass. To the bold few who are called to shake up the status quo & inspire stories worth telling.”

 The "Gin Fix" consists of The Botanist Gin, fresh lime juice, simple syrup and rasberries
The “Gin Fix” consists of The Botanist Gin, fresh lime juice, simple syrup and rasberries

The Traveller Bar has partnered with top spirits brands­­––including Mount Gay Rum, Roco Patrón tequilas, The Botanist Gin, Old Overholt rye whiskey, Basil Hayden’s bourbon whiskey, and Cointreau––as well as other beverage and beer brands––such as Goose Island, Leinenkugel, Pilzner Urquell, and Stella Cidre.

Cocktail connoisseurs in Chicago can mix and mingle at The Traveller Bar pop-up at Loews Chicago Hotel (until May 16) and Loews Chicago O’Hare (from May 18 to June 18), and then it’s onto another round.

The full, two-year, monthly pop-up schedule is available here.

Images courtesy of Loews Hotels