Eleven Offers Handcrafted Cocktails, Gourmet Apps and a Killer Whiskey List
(Sponsored) Grocery shopping or not, the stylish new bar in Foodland Farms Ala Moana deserves a spot on your must-try list.
A grocery store is typically not the first place you’d go to look for craft cocktails and smoky scotch pours, but Foodland is breaking the mold. Enter Eleven, which opened in December of last year in Foodland Farms Ala Moana and has been getting plenty of buzz since. Its ultra convenient location, art deco-inspired space and handcrafted cocktails made with premium spirits are reason enough to pay Eleven a visit. But bourbon, scotch and Old Fashioned afficionados will be drawn to the whiskey program, one of its most memorable offerings, which features more than 90 whiskies from around the world.
At Eleven, you’re the wizard of your whiskey. Selecting the bourbon, rye, Scotch or Japanese variety of your choice is just the beginning of the fun—from there, you can choose to have it served neat, on the rocks or as a highball. Or, enjoy it as part of a classic cocktail such as a Manhattan, Sazerac, Sour or Old Fashioned.
For those who enjoy peaty scotches, barbecue with bourbon or puffs of cigar with a pour of Glenlivet, Eleven offers another unique option that might pique your interest. Ask to have your drink smoked and the bartender will bring it straight to your table under a smoking bell, lifted to release an Instagrammable cloud of smoke and unveil your newly infused spirit. French oak woodchips are used for this preparation, which imparts notes of chocolate, roasted coffee and savory spiced aroma that will make you feel cozy as a night around a campfire.
As to be expected from a bar within a grocery store, Eleven does offer small bites that can’t be missed, including the sake-cured salmon and Ho Farms tomato toast, which has quickly become a fan favorite. The bar also offers a trio of desserts inspired by cocktails for true post-dinner bliss: “Old Fashioned” cream puffs, fromage panna cotta and mocha bon bons.
For more information or to make a reservation, visit elevenhi.com.