Before we go on, it's worth emphasizing that Atlantic Lounge is a members-only bar. Unless you have a key, you can't just waltz in whenever you want. To get in, you'll either need to find a friend who's a member—who can either bring you as their guest or refer you to become a member yourself—or contact The Atlantic Lounge at TheAtlanticLounge@gmail.com (though you'll unlikely get a key immediately—they'll be offering interested keys to new members on an occasional basis.)
Jason Howard of The Cardinal Bar has opened a new hidden neighborhood spot, Atlantic Lounge. This intimate bar features totally retro vibes (think, an aqua blue cushioned banquette) and highlights riffs on classic cocktails next to a rotating mix of house drinks, and of course a selection of wine, beer and cider. To keep the cozy vibes, Atlantic Lounge limits the number of members allowed in at a given time—when the bar is full, the "No Vacancy" sign will let you know, and you'll have to wait until others leave.
"I wanted to let this downtown neighborhood make The Atlantic Lounge their own," says Howard. Each member pays $40 for a key, and receives an invitation to extend to a friend to join. "We plan to do this monthly, with the on-going intention of cultivating a truly local experience, bringing together those who will most appreciate and use the space."
There are a couple of other rules, pictured below, namely that you must be 25 to enter, and each member is allowed to bring one guest with them every time they visit.
So get yourself a membership, find the secret keyhole sign and come on into the neighborhood bar where everyone really does know your name.