cocktails at save me a place​ photo by virginia harold

The pop-up bar in St. Louis' Shaw neighborhood you should know about

Pop-up series Save Me a Place has claimed a spot at the intersection of creative cocktails and classic records. “It started with us making drinks and listening to Fleetwood Mac and thinking how cool it would be to have a Fleetwood Mac-themed bar,” explained Luc Michalski, who spearheads the series with co-founder Kenny Marks. That brainstorm led to the first event, which featured specialty cocktails named for songs on Fleetwood Mac’s record Tusk, like the “Sisters of the Moon,” a sotol-based drink with spiced pear liqueur, bitter aperitivo and lime juice.

save me a place co-founder luc michalski // photo courtesy of courtney lee

The most recent Save Me a Place featured pizza by Nicky Slices, and Michalski anticipates food will continue to be a part of the series. All the events so far have been held at private event space Wild Carrot, where Michalski serves as beverage manager. The series enables Michalski and co. to get creative and invite the public in for a night. “It's a beautiful space, and we get to show it off and pull out all the furniture and just let people have nice drinks and low lighting with a great DJ for a couple hours,” he said. “Give everyone a little break.” Reservations recommended.

photo courtesy of caitlin franz

The next Save Me a Place will take place on Oct. 19; follow the series on Instagram (@savemeaplace) for additional details and future event announcements.

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