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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 Dressler


Prosecco, Elderflower Liqueur, Lime Juice
An elegant cocktail with a touch of Elderflower liqueur and fresh lime juice. This was a popular drink at the now defunct Dressler restaurant in Brooklyn, NY.  The Dressler closed shortly after the owner was reported missing and his body was later found in what investigators believe was a suicide. Although, not all the details of his disappearance and death are clear, his coveted cocktail lives on.

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Volstead Bar Mint Julep Cocktail

Mint Julep

Old Forester Bourbon, Mint, Simple Syrup
Although a first print appearance in 1803 placed the mixture in the hands of early rising Virginians, others claim an Arabic origin in the Mediterranean made with rose petals and water called a “Julap.” While this cocktail synonymous with the Kentucky Derby may have an uncertain origin, there’s no mistaking the look of a classic Mint Julep – silver cup and a budding mint sprig

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Volstead Bar & Speakeasy - Sandusky Ohio


Bluecoat American Gin and Roses Lime Juice
While theories or origin vary for this classic cocktail, the most storied version involves British Royal Navy Surgeon Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Gimlette KCB, who allegedly introduced the drink to his messmates as a means to take lime juice as an anti-scurvy medication.

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Volstead Bar Dark n' Stormy Cocktail

Dark ‘n Stormy

Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, Ginger Beer, Lime
Bermuda’s most beloved drink right next to the Rum Swizzle get it’s origins from sailors in the British Royal Navy. In an effort to ween sailors off of heavy rum, ginger beer was introduced. Needless to say, it didn’t work.

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