Colts Neck has its own distillery where they are putting out their own bourbon, vodka, gin and rum. Went there around 7pm last (Saturday) night and the bar was 2 deep.
The set up is honestly odd, large round bar in a square room makes navigating around the room very tight. They do not have adequate seating besides the bar and with people 2 deep it’s not a very welcoming environment.
I tried the house vodka, straight on the rocks to give it a true tasting and it was a bit rough. Not a big fan but as the ice melted it was a bit less of a bite to it. ($9. Plus $2. For having it on the rocks) My buddy tried the bourbon straight on the rocks ($10 plus $2) and he gave it medium grade as well. The Mrs had the bourbon “smash thyme” ($13.) and it was very good.
My suggestion is to try the mixed drinks vs the straight pours. They do not serve food but they have a food truck on premises in the parking lot, which interferes with parking, last night was Cousins Maine Lobster of Shark Tank fame. After our one round of drinks, it really wasn’t comfortable and it was 10-15mins to get our 1 round we decided we experienced enough. We grabbed some lobster tacos, lobster roll and lobster bisque from the truck to take home. FYI because there is no other seating besides the bar the only other places to eat are outdoor tables which isn’t very conducive to eating at 10degrees. Maybe in the spring and summer this will be “fun” but it really wasn’t practical for eating on location last night. The food was good, pricy as you would expect for lobster but I would definitely seek them out again.
All in all there is nothing to really bring me back. I wouldn’t care for their vodka martini and I’m not a Boubon drinker…I left and went to the liquor store to pick up a bottle of Stoli and makers mark instead of buying at the distillery as originally planned.