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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 - Volstead Sidecar

Volstead Sidecar

Grand Marnier, Courvoisier cognac, lemon juice
Hazy in origin like most classic cocktails, the most popular story involves a World War I American Army captain and his motorcycle sidecar which was used to transport him to and from the bistro where he commonly ingested this famed beverage.

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Absinthe rinse, Bulleit Rye Whiskey, Peychaud’s Bitters, Sugar Cube
Perhaps one of the most storied cocktails, this New Orleans variation of an Old Fashioned is named for the Sazerac de Forge et Fils brand of cognac that was it’s original prime ingredient.

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Volstead Bar Painkiller Cocktail


Pusser’s Rum, Pineapple Juice, Cream of Coconut, Orange Juice
As any sailor whose ventured through the West Indies can attest, Charles Tobias and Daphne Henderson of the Soggy Dollar Bar perfected this rum-based cocktail. The creation of a flippant bet between a bartender and a boater on the island of Jost Van Dyke in the BVI’s, the infamous Pusser’s Painkiller does exactly what it decrees.

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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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