A watering hole Scissors would never go near, The Rock Bar's an opening-Saturday Southern Mish imbibe-ery from the folks behind The Front Porch, with a Temple of Doom-mine-cart-chase-worthy interior pairing artifacts from one of the owner’s silver-quarrying dads (including an honest-to-God blasting permit) with miscellany you'd expect to find in a mine, like amethysts, crystals, and 33 trapped Chileans.
Like Slinkys, short-shorts, and smoking while pregnant, the straight-out-of-the-‘50s cocktail list will feature Old Fashioneds and Sazeracs, plus craggy house cocktails like the Mudstone (bourbon, Pineau, basil, lemon, white tea), the Dirty Metamorphic (vodka, olive, Fresno chili), and the Fire in the Hole, a shot-and-a-beer combo that pairs Schlitz and Bulleit Rye and comes with free charcuterie.
If the hard stuff isn't your thing, you should probably try one of those little blue pills, but also check out the 16 bottles 'n cans they'll have behind the bar, then come back in the next week or so for 6-8 taps and special cask beers from nearby Speakeasy, including an imperial stout made with chocolate 'n cherries.
And because sharking their pool table'll no doubt work up an appetite, they'll add a bar menu come March with served-'til-midnight fried chicken delivered from TFP across the street, plus homemade pickles, potato chips, and house Cracker Jack made with popcorn, nuts, caramel, bacon, and 33 trapped Chil... seriously guys, again??