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Have a drink on the Beatles at the Bar at Ludivine on Friday (and a toast with me)

When Ludivine, 805 N Hudson, releases its new Beatles-inspired spring cocktail menu on Friday, I’ll be there to give the midnight toast.

Bar manager Chris Barrett is a renaissance man. His passion for crafting cocktails is matched by a passion for music. The proof is in the new spring bar menu Barrett and fellow barkeep Colby Poulin will roll out on Friday.

“Revolver is one of my favorite albums of all-time,” Barrett said. “Anyone who knows me knows what I Beatle maniac I am so this menu was probably inevitable.”

The Bar at Ludivine will roll out 14 new cocktails on Friday starting at 10 p.m. The fact the new menu includes 14 drinks instead of ten drinks is testament to Barrett’s attention to detail.

“Yes, we went with the British version of the album,” Barrett said. “We have a side one and side two.”

When “Revolver” was released on Aug. 8, 1966, in this country, Capitol Records opted to include 10 tracks rather than the 14 on Parlophone’s version.

Nathan Poppe and I stopped by Wednesday to sample a couple of the cocktails, which Chris demonstrated in the video above. Both were outstanding. The Taxman was a slow, well-balanced burn while I could see myself sinking a few Yellow Submarines.

Barrett said the bar will have some appetizers out to celebrate the new bar menu on Friday. Stick around until midnight to share a toast with me, which will be less an inspiration and more a celebration of surviving April Fool's Day.  See you Friday night, Cheers! (Not the actual toast)

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Dave Cathey

The Oklahoman's food editor, Dave Cathey, keeps his eye on culinary arts and serves up news and reviews from Oklahoma’s booming food scene. Read more ›

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