Why is it called a “toast”? Way back in the ancient days, it was custom to drop a piece of toast or crouton in a drink to allegedly give it more flavor. Today, the cocktail has come a long way. For the past two centuries, mixologists have stretched the limits of our palates with inventive concoctions ranging from simple to complex. Whether you like yours sweet, strong, sour, or smoky, there’s one for every taste around Berwyn. No need to drop toast in your drinks here. Cheers!
Godson’s Bar & Lounge
6910 Windsor Ave
Godson’s is a favorite spot in Berwyn’s Depot District, with plenty of space to enjoy your favorite cocktails. While you’re there, try their cocktail that lives up to its name: the Godsend. The Godsend is a combination of vanilla vodka stirred with wild berry infused tea, a touch of honey and a splash of lemon-lime soda. The glass is garnished with blueberries and a lemon twist.
The James Joyce Irish Pub
7138 W Windsor
Ditch the expensive flight and the hassle that comes with traveling–The James Joyce is Berwyn’s slice of Ireland thanks to owners Colin and Brendan who wanted to give us a taste of the cozy pubs you find in their homeland. Feel right at home as you sip on their Tom Collins. The Tom Collins is a combination of gin shaken with house-made sour mix, simple syrup and a splash of club soda. The glass is garnished with a slice of fresh lemon and lime.
6546 W Windsor
Lavergne’s is a Depot District staple with its diverse menu and comfortable indoor and outdoor atmosphere. Next time you’re there for Trivia & Taco Tuesday, try their Cucumber Mojito, a combination of rum and elderflower liqueur shaken with house-made cucumber syrup, freshly squeezed lime juice, and muddled mint leaves. The glass is garnished with a slice of cucumber and mint sprig.
Olive or Twist
6906 W Windsor
For any kind of martini, your taste buds are craving, Olive or Twist will take it up a notch. Spice it up a little with the Habanero Lime Martini, a combination of tequila and triple sec orange liqueur shaken with habanero lime syrup, house-made sour mix, and orange juice. The glass is garnished with slices of fresh lemon, lime, and orange.
6814 W Windsor
Round up your friends for a night of dancing at Perception Lounge! Quench your thirst with their Heavenly Pepino, a cocktail made with cucumber vodka shaken with muddled lime, freshly squeezed lime juice, soda water, 7-up, and a secret ingredient. The glass is garnished with a pepino (cucumber) spear, lime wedges and rimmed with dried chili powder, lime and kosher salt.
Day or night, all year long Berwyn offers up lively libations to quench your thirst. We look forward to seeing you.