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Suite 410 Reopens Downtown

Oliver’s Lounge owners take over, add free food during happy hour.

August 2, 2010

A grapefruit cosmopolitan, $6 during happy hour at the new Suite 410.

Once-shuttered Suite 410, the cosmo-leaning cocktail lounge at 410 Stewart Street downtown, has reopened. The folks behind Oliver’s Lounge at the nearby Mayflower Park hotel took over the lease this spring, and have made some changes to the bar including a new happy hour, a six-item snacks menu, and a no-shutting-down-for-private-parties policy. (The bar is bookable for private parties, but only on Sundays when it is closed to the public anyway.)

Mayflower Park food and bevey director Steve Johansson says he wants to maintain the lounge’s swanky party vibe, and he’s kept some of its more popular signature drinks.

The Hot Mango Love, for instance, isn’t going anywhere. So just relax, okay? Along with a grapefruit cosmopolitan, it’s available for $6 during the weekday happy hour from 4 to 7pm. In the grand tradition of Oliver’s, which has a complimentary hot and cold food bar during HH, Suite 410 will dole out a free platter of cheese, fruit, and salami at happy hour. Ten wines by the glass are $6, as are all well drinks.

Gone, however, are the Belvedere vodka sign at the bar and all the Belvedere-sponsored cocktails. Remember Suite 410’s CEO martini? I don’t either, but apparently it used to come only with Belvedere vodka. Now you can get the CEO martini with whatever spirit you dang well please. “The CEO calls the shots, right?” Johansson asked me. It was a rhetorical question but on the other end of the phone I was nodding my head vigorously because, let’s face it, the CEO does indeed call the shots.

Craig Debolt, formerly of Oliver’s, is the new bar manager at Suite 410.

A six-item snacks menu—including Sicilian-style pizza, artichoke dip, and calamari—is available daily from 5 to 11pm. Oh and there’s a new TV too. Enjoy them pixels.

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