4

The Alchemist Gastropub & Bar Opens in West Palm Beach

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

A new gastropub is trying its hand on the downtown West Palm Beach Clematis scene.

The Alchemist Gastropub & Bar will open its doors at 223 Clematis St. on Monday. The restaurant is being described as a vintage-inspired eatery with a speakeasy theme in "an energetic steam-punk-inspired" environment.

See Also: Lynora's Osteria Opens in West Palm Beach

The Alchemist is a concept created by Daiza Restaurant Group, which operates Fort Lauderdale's Atlantic Surf Club and is known for two establishments outside Florida -- the Atlantic Fish & Chophouse and the Boathouse, both located in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Their latest concept is setting up shop in the former J. Flynn's Irish Pub and Bobbi Sue Bar-B-Que building, a 4,200-square-foot space with a dining room that can accommodate up to 150 guests and alfresco dining for 15 on the outside walkway patio. Designed by the Daiza group's vice president of development and training, Mark Siders, the Alchemist's vintage interior features details like a silver tin ceiling, apothecary-style bar, Jules Verne-inspired artwork, industrial lighting, and dark wood.

Daiza's Martin Verano, director of culinary operations, is crafting the menu alongside the Alchemist's executive chef, Tim Farley. According to its owners, the menu will be a collection of "Mediterranean-influenced dishes and contemporary interpretations of comfort classics."

The menu offers a variety of dishes and serving sizes, most priced $6 to $16. It begins with "Nibbles & Bites" like crispy artichoke hearts, tuna and caviar cones, and spicy lobster poppers. Signature appetizers include King crab guacamole and homemade Merguez sausage, while larger plates -- or "Pub Fare" staples -- dish out Scotch eggs, sausage and potato pie, and a variety of "Petit Bun" sliders including lamb and pork belly. "World Street Fare" allows for some creative entrées that serve to highlight various cuisines around the globe, from empanadas and anticuchos skewers to a crayfish poorboy sandwich. The menu includes wood-fired pizzas and "Big Plates" priced $18 to $25.

Libations will also be a focus at the Alchemist, where a team of mixologists will pair handcrafted signature cocktails with the restaurant's menu. Do you prefer vodka? The Alchemist Martini is made with Grey Goose citrus vodka, peach liquor, and sour mix. If tequila is your thing, try the Pura Vida with Camarena tequila, Citronage, watermelon pureée, mint, orange juice, and simple syrup. The 6th Element is made with Bacardi rum, fresh orange, fresh lemon, cilantro-infused simple syrup, and Sprite.

The Alchemist Gastropub & Bar will begin offering its "Hangover Cure Brunch" on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring decadent dishes like lobster Montecristo and duck hash as well as Veuve Clicquot mimosa ($9, Sundays only). The restaurant's happy hour runs Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. (Friday and Saturday bar only) with 50 percent off of house cocktails, wine by the glass, and draft beer.

The Alchemist is located at 223 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Visit thealchemistgastropub.com, or call 561-355-0691.

Nicole Danna is a food blogger covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on Clean Plate's Instagram.



href="https://twitter.com/CleanPlateBPB" class="twitter-follow-button"

data-show-count="false" data-lang="en">Follow @CleanPlateBPB

Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.