The Family Jones Spirit House opens in LoHi this weekend

Coming soon from a Colorado dream team.

The Family Jones Spirit House. (Photo: Adam Larkey)
The Family Jones Spirit House. (Photo: Adam Larkey)
The Family Jones Spirit House. (Photo: Adam Larkey)

Coming soon from a Colorado dream team: The Family Jones Spirit House.

Paul Tamburello, the developer behind the Olinger complex and Little Man Ice Cream; Justin Cucci, chef and owner of Root Down, Linger, Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, Vital Root and El Five; distiller Rob Masters and entrepreneurs Jack Pottle and Denielle Nadeau are opening up shop at 3245 Osage St. on Saturday.

“This project has been a dream for several years,” Tamburello said in a statement. “The sharing of spirits and the idea of libation are part of many celebrations in life — whether it be celebrating the life of a loved one, toasting to new parents or even part of a liturgical service. It’s with this respect and knowledge that we enter this venture, crafting with care a family of spirits that will help people mark life’s special moments together.”

The Family Jones Spirit House. (Photo: Adam Larkey)
The Family Jones Spirit House. (Photo: Adam Larkey)

The Family Jones Spirit House is a sister location to the Family Jones production distillery in Loveland. It’ll house a distillery and tasting room with food and cocktails in the 2,000-square-foot LoHi space.

“We are making things that push the boundaries of a traditional cocktail bar; we are putting our own spin on it,” Masters said in a release. “This is a distiller’s dream — to create all sorts of crazy things in small batches. It’s a test kitchen. If it doesn’t work, we can try something new.”

The Family Jones Spirit House. (Photo: Adam Larkey)
The Family Jones Spirit House. (Photo: Adam Larkey)

The menu will feature 12 to 15 small plates, including three-cheese fondue served in an heirloom pumpkin with vegetable skewers, a pepita crumble with hot-buttered bourbon croutons and a spin on pork and beans with house-made sausage, heirloom beans, sour cherries, pistachio, collard greens and a chorizo vinaigrette.

The bar will be a scratch operation serving things like a martini with custom crème de violet and crème de cacao and an Amaretto sour variation with house-made Colorado pine Amaretto.

The Family Jones Spirit House. (Photo: Adam Larkey)
The Family Jones Spirit House. (Photo: Adam Larkey)

The Family Jones Spirit House will be open from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 3 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.  It will eventually be open 4 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, too.

Ashley Dean

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