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RiNo Yacht Club Sets Sail at the Source Tonight

Ever since the Caprock Farm Bar pulled out of the central bar in the middle of the common area of the Source in the RiNo district, diners and shoppers have been waiting for something new to take over the space. Popup juice bars can fill the void for a while, but now the booze will be pouring again, as the RiNo Yacht Club opens for business today at 4:30 p.m.

See also: CapRock Farm Bar at the Source Pours Its Last Drink

The Yacht club is primarily a bar centered around cocktail creations from co-owners Mary Wright and McLain Hedges, who also owns the Proper Pour liquor store right behind the Yacht Club's bar. The drink list has a global, almost seafaring theme, with concoctions like the The Age of Exploration, combining rum with housemade masala sangria syrup and dry curaçao, or the Lucrative Way of Life, with Indonesian cane liquor Batavia Arrack, Thai falernum (a spiced syrup), lime, mango, egg white, and curry.

Draft beer and wine will also be available, but the Yacht Club promises no mainstays. Expect craft standouts like Southern Tier Pumpkin, Elevation Brewing Fan Boy, and the Bruery's Berlinerweiss among the rotating tap handles. Over a dozen wines will be available by the glass, plus another two dozen or so by the bottle.

It's not all about the booze, though. Acorn will be sending out a rolling food cart with snacks, salads and meaty treats -- think terrines, pates and rillettes -- ranging from $4 to $12.

"We are a bar with no walls," says Wright, but there's now a drink rail that encircles almost the entire 50-seat space; a nice addition where previously there was just a blue line on the floor, which was neither attractive nor a good place to rest a drink. Plenty of cushy couch seating, as well as traditional bar stools, are also available.

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RiNo Yacht Club will be open 4:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 1 to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Sundays (closed Mondays and Tuesdays).


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