Wonderly, the Beaumont cocktail bar from the folks behind Belmont’s buzzy Aalto Lounge, opens tomorrow with classic and original cocktails, comforting bar food, and gorgeous, hygge-inspired design. Owners Kate and Alex Wood, who also own Bang Bang next door, designed and built the bar themselves — while Wonderly is reminiscent of the team’s other bars, it brings an extra level of warmth and brightness with its white tile floors, pink artwork, and plant life.
The space is intended to be a major cocktail destination for the quiet neighborhood, one it needs after the recent closing of Perlot. Open from 5 p.m. until midnight each night (to start — it may go later), guests can find a list of craft cocktails both classic and original, including an oversized martini and Manhattan served on a tray with the extra bit on ice. A negroni swaps the customary gin for Jamaican rum, and the house margarita gets a little twang with a pineapple-habanero shrub. The bar’s collection of classic cocktails goes beyond the must-haves, including an olive-oil-washed Alaska, a gin cocktail with yellow Chartreuse and orange bitters.
Food hews close to classic bar fare, with warm, comforting appeal—think fried cheese curds, hamburgers, scotch eggs, cheese fondue, and even a cobb salad. Happy hours will run both early and late, with $6 drink specials and discounted snacks, plus a late night menu with larger fare. Take a look inside, and check out the drinks and food menus, below: