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Artfully Crafting Classic Cocktails

Locally owned and operated, Volstead Bar takes patrons back to the fascinating days of the speakeasy by artfully crafting classic cocktils. Housed in what was the old Dorn Winery and later the Green Door brothel, the Green Door Building is shrouded in Sandusky lore and has seen an array of tenants throughout the years.

Combining these intriguing historical remnants with the speakeasy practices of the aforementioned years, Volstead Bar harkens back to the days of Old Sandusky amidt the New Sandusky renaissance.


Volstead Classic Cocktails

Here are a few choice selections of some of our signature drinks
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Volstead Bar & Speakeasy - Sandusky Ohio


Jose Tradicional Gold, Cointreau, Lime Juice, Organic Agave Nectar
this classic cocktail is said to have been originally called the “Daisy,” an American drink made with brandy which became popular during Prohibition when people drifted over the border for alcohol.

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Volstead Bar Sandusky Ohio Aviation Cocktail


Plymouth Gin, Luxardo, Lemon Juice, Crème De Violette
Once regarded as the prince of cocktails, the scarcity of maraschino liqueur nearly sent the drink into beverage oblivion. The name of this poignant Depression-era cocktail is supposedly linked to air travel of the time, a risky venture not for the faint of heart.

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Volstead Bar & Speakeasy French 75

French 75

Absinthe rinse, London Dry Gin, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Champagne
The drink was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris-later Harry’s New York Bar-by barman Harry MacElhone. The combination was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm field gun, also called a “75 Cocktail”, or “Soixante Quinze” in French.

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Volstead Bar & Speakeasy Greyhound


Vodka, Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Simple Syrup, Salted Rim
Journalist and novelist Hunter S. Thompson’s daily morning starter. The Greyhound was Thompson’s idea of consuming “healthy” from a tip he heard from boxer Muhammed Ali. Ali told him to consume grapefruit regularly. Call it insane or genius, Hunter just added booze.

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