NEW COCKTAIL BAR OFFERS REFRESHING, URBAN ATMOSPHERE IN DOWNTOWN TUSCALOOSA
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Tuscaloosa, Ala. — Tuscaloosa’s cocktail scene is getting a little bigger with the opening of Session Bar downtown.
Owner Hunter Wiggins, a 29-year-old Tuscaloosa County native, said he came into his business with a vision.
He said he fell in love with the cocktail craft while living and working in Fort Collins, Colo.
“When this project started, we wanted to be a cocktail bar that featured awesome wine,” said Wiggins. “We felt the community was lacking a place for wine drinkers to go outside of local wine shops and restaurants.”
The menu features an array of interchangeable, modern-classic cocktails, beer, wine and champagne.
“We rotate the drink menu every 10 weeks,” Wiggins said. “We are going to take five drinks off based on sales and add five as replacement.”
Happy Hour is weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m, boasting a combination of the normal menu with additional discounted spirits, wine bottles, champagne and beer.
Wiggins said it’s the experience his bar brings that sets it apart from others.
“Not only in the quality of drinks, but the environment, atmosphere, hospitality and service is meant to make your experience the best in town,” Wiggins said. “We wanted to give people a place they can come and get away from the university and enjoy themselves.”
The bar features a welcoming, recessed outdoor patio leading into a brick-filled room blending dark woods, warm tones and minimalist textures to create an environment for young professionals.
Session Bar is opened 4 p.m to 2 a.m Monday-Saturday, and is closed on Sundays. It’s located at 2221 University Boulevard, E., nestled between Rock ‘N’ Roll Sushi and the Children’s Hands-on Museum.
The grand opening ribbon-cutting is Friday, Oct. 18.