In the continued search for a home away from home, a place “where everybody knows your name,” Son of a Gun throws its collective hat in the ring. Opening in late October, the space at 16 N. Ninth Street promises to bring an “upscale neighborhood bar” feel to downtown Columbia.
With the tagline “cold beer + fast cocktails,” the initial menu mingles a series of rotating drinks with barroom standards, an engaging beer list and a few simple wines.
This first round of cocktails includes the delightfully-named Black ‘n’ Brew (tequila, coffee liqueur, simple syrup); Don’t Be a Prick (vodka, desert pear, lemon and agave); Hotter in Hell (tequila, lime, mango, habanero simple syrup); and the refreshing promise of a Tiger Town (gin, tonic water and plum).
Old-school beers such as Hamm’s and Miller High Life share space with Missouri brews from Logboat Brewing Co. and Mother’s Brewing Company as well as fare from tried-and-true breweries such as Great Divide and New Belgium.
There is no set food menu, though bar snacks will be available, according to an FAQ section on Son of a Gun’s website. Outside food is permitted, with the call to be respectful of other patrons.
And the bar shows off a bit of its personality, when addressing the question of a dress code: “no, and please don’t make us feel like we need to create one. dress normal, act normal, be nice, and have a good time.”
For bar hours and the most current menu, visit https://www.sonofaguncomo.com/.
Aarik Danielsen is the features and culture editor for the Tribune. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 573-815-1731. He’s on Twitter @aarikdanielsen.