The hipsterific Wild Goose Meeting House
has a sound reputation for many offerings: food, coffee, beer and live music, just to name a few. But the spot's not so much known for its cocktails.
Taylor Ashley, coffee manager both at the Goose and sister spot Good Neighbors Meeting House
, hopes to change that, at least somewhat. He started working at the Goose in March of 2015, leaving to help open Building Three Coffee before returning to the fold to help start Good Neighbors. Now, he's built a cocktail program for Goose and Good Neighbors owners Russ Ware and Yemi Mobolade, which went live at the Goose in early November and will be served at Good Neighbors come mid-December.
“I’m not trying to be original," he says. "I’m trying to make a good version of a classic.”
They're not trying to compete with Brooklyn's and the like, Ashley says — they're not a full bar, by his measure. Rather, they're trying to offer an easy inroad to classic cocktails for their guests, made as much as possible from Colorado-distilled spirits. Drinks cost between $8 and $12, with weekly $7 specials and happy hour bringing the cost down further.
Recently, Ashley invited the Indy
to the Goose to sample his wares and talk shop. Check out what we tried and what we thought in the slideshow below.