Former Dram Apothecary tasting room Bread Bar reopens (without Dram)

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A menu and beverage at the soon-to-reopen Bread Bar. (Photo by Lauren Hendrick)

A menu and beverage at Bread Bar. (Photo by Lauren Hendrick)

Finally, the much anticipated restaurant is open in Silver Plume.

When Dram Apothecary closed Bread Bar as its tasting room back in May, besides sparking concerns that the mountain-town bitters company would also disappear, it left everyone wondering what would happen next in that quaint little building.

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Ownership of the former breadshop changed hands but kept the name. New owners Casey Berry of Two Parts, Sam Alviani of Sprocket Communications, and Stephen Fenberg and Rob DuRay of New Era Colorado have reopened Bread Bar.

“Somewhere along the line, Silver Plume became a special place to all four of us,” Berry said in a press release (distributed by Alviani). “We found that our individual visions — to create a place that people would be excited to find, and preserve the historic beauty of the building — were very much aligned. Each of us brings something different to the table, from event planning and brewing, to community engagement and public relations.”

In the release, Alviani describes the new Bread Bar as “salt of the earth stop for cocktails and beers — for locals, ski commuters, and ghost town-geeks alike.”

As of the 2013 census, the population of Silver Plume was 166. Bread Bar offers just about the only nightlife option in town on a Saturday night.

The menu was created with help from the team at The Way Back. Bread Bar will serve will simple craft cocktails named after historic residents and Colorado folklore figures. They’ll keep Dram’s homegrown and hyper-locally sourced habits, harvesting herbs in the on-site greenhouse.

Among the cocktails are the Baby Doe Tabor, made with vodka, sage jam, citrus and soda, and the Clifford Griffin, made with rye, Colorado amaro, lemon and a red wine float. (Follow those links for a little history lesson.)

There is a beer menu, too, featuring special releases and tappings from Colorado breweries.

Bread Bar will start serving food sometime this fall.

Hours are 4-10 p.m. Friday and 2-10 p.m. Saturday.