There’s always something new popping up in downtown Leesburg and the latest is from the folks behind the popular SideBar bistro on South King Street. They have renovated the carriage house building behind the main bar and turned it into the The Docket, a boutique cocktail lounge.
The Docket — a fitting legal-themed name considering the county courthouse is just a block away — has a half dozen or so house cocktails on its menu including a Tampari Sour, a Pimm’s Cup, and the Ramblin’ Man made with Bulleit rye, Chambord, lemon, and sugar
There is also an extensive list of spirits, beer and wine options. The cocktails as well as the spirits and beer selection are separate from SideBar and unique to The Docket in order to create a different experience for guests.
The Docket also has small plates available — what they call “bites” — including Loaded Sweet Potato Fries, Firecracker Shrimp, and General Tso’s Cauliflower. You can see the full drink and food menu at The Docket’s website here.
The carriage house space has been given a facelift with new paint and all-new furniture. It seats roughly 23 people inside and on the adjacent deck.
The project is the creation of Ethan Lieberman, a “jack of all trades” at SideBar who is overseeing the new bar’s operations and beverage line-up.
This is opening weekend for The Docket. It opens Wednesday through Sunday at 5 p.m. and is open all evening. Wednesday is the bar’s designated “Whiskey Night.”