Lost Lake, this year's Imbibe Magazine Cocktail Bar of the Year and a 2015 Spirited Award nominee for Best New American Cocktail Bar, closed early Monday morning due to an electrical fire.
An industry darling, not only because of their dancing banana dolphins jumping from whimsical tiki mugs, but because of the unstoppable team that will no doubt stand by each other through this tumultuous time. While local bars and restaurants have been so generous and kind to offer shifts for the staff while the bar is being repaired, it is the beginning of the month, rent is due, and no one has worked for nearly a week.
The kitchen and front entrance were completely incinerated and the bar sustained smoke damage while all the r(h)um was contaminated and had to be discarded. The whole staff has been working hard to clean up the mess but it looks like the bar won't open for at least a few weeks with no reopening date in sight for the kitchen.
$1 or $5 or $10 will help these bartenders, barbacks, dishwashers, cooks, cashiers, and hostesses try and make ends meet while their beloved baby is nursed back to health.