Put on your blue suede shoes: “We open on Friday at 4 p.m.,” Elvis Room co-owner Warren Boothby texted Eater late last night. Coming from the team behind the Sandy Hut, Alibi Lounge, Lay Low Tavern, Gold Dust Meridian, and Double Barrel — and that tried to save Club 21 — the two-story Elvis Room is one of 2017’s most anticipated bar openings.
With the Elvis Room menus, Boothby and business partner Marcus Archambeault are sticking with their time-tested food and drink equations: nourishing dishes and powerful drinks for decent prices. Find the Club 21 build-your-own burgers (including a veggie burger) starting at $7, a hot chicken sandwich ($8), a blackened catfish sandwich ($9), and appetizers like crab cakes ($8) and grilled asparagus with parmesan and breadcrumbs ($7).
“We primarily use local ingredients,” says Boothby. “Not a lot of people know that. We also have essentially zero kitchen waste.”
Highlights on the Elvis Room drink menu are four $9 champagne cocktails and a $6 boilermaker, plus beers and ciders on tap. Happy Hour runs Monday through Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m., and all-day on Sunday.
Starting this Friday, August 11, Elvis Room will breathe new life into the two-year-dormant East End bar venue — just take a look at the American Gothic build-out — at 203 SE Grand Ave. It’ll operate seven days a week, from 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., with food available at all-hours. Here are the opening-day menus:
- Elvis Room [Official]
- See Inside Sandy Hut Team’s Two-Story Bar, The Elvis Room [EPDX]