BIZNOTE: Otter on the Rocks ready to open in Admiral

(Photos courtesy Otter on the Rocks)

That’s a look inside Otter on the Rocks (4210 SW Admiral Way), where the remodeling is complete and the new cocktail bar’s doors are about to open. We first reported last July about the plan for the ex-Parliament Tavern space, and now it’s about to open. When we asked proprietor Tanner Jitmongkonkul about the status, he replied with the news that “We will be hosting our grand opening on this coming Friday 3/11/2022 with craft cocktails and house flatbreads.” He told us in July that the cocktails will feature “a lot of house infusions and house syrups”; the flatbreads will be “a much lighter version of pizza with a lot more room for interesting ingredients.”

He says it’s both exciting and nerve-wracking to be on the verge of opening: “We are currently training employees and making small adjustments to our menus.” Hours for starters will be 4 pm-midnight Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 4 pm-2 am Friday and Saturday, closed on Tuesday. He’s hoping eventually to open earlier on weekends. Events are in the works, too.

Jitmongkonkul, who you might know from bartending at Itto’s Tapas and/or his dessert business Sticky Treats & Sweets, adds, “We are extremely excited to be a part of the Admiral Junction community and hope to be a positive addition to the neighborhood. We hope to see everyone out and about in these coming weeks!”

16 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Otter on the Rocks ready to open in Admiral"

  • Sam March 9, 2022 (12:00 pm)

    That looks really cool, congratulations, and I look forward to being a customer!

  • HS March 9, 2022 (12:34 pm)

    Ahhhhh, such great tile choices :D

  • sam-c March 9, 2022 (1:18 pm)

    Looks beautiful; can’t wait to try it!    

  • Erin March 9, 2022 (1:20 pm)

    Looks cool.  Would have appreciated one plant-based option with the food. 

    • March 9, 2022 (3:24 pm)

      Perhaps just ask them to hold the cheese ; )

    • heartless March 9, 2022 (10:23 pm)

      Would have appreciated one plant-based option with the food. “

      Huh?  They only sell cookies and flatbreads, and three out of five of their flatbreads can be ordered as vegetarian.  Am I missing something here?

      • shotinthefoot March 10, 2022 (8:20 am)

        you’re missing the fact that a vegan will never fail to tell you they’re a vegan. 

      • DG March 10, 2022 (1:19 pm)

        I’d imagine the ask is coming from a place of: it would be nice to be able to order something that isn’t an order less a certain amount of items. As someone that often has to ask for food items altered due to dietary restrictions, you can usually very often taste the difference between something that is “whole” (as the chef created / imagined it) and something that has had specific items removed (which often take away pieces of the dish that tie it together from a flavor perspective).I would also love to see a fully plant-based option, but am excited regardless :) 

        • heartless March 10, 2022 (2:22 pm)

          DG: I guess so. 

          For what it’s worth, they do have a fully veggie option among their few flatbreads: Pesto, shaved asparagus, mushroom, kalamata olives, mozzarella, feta, arugula.

          I suppose I just found the comment odd because this is clearly a drinks (and not food) place and out of the 5 food items (not counting cookies) they do have a veggie option and they clearly state that 2 more can be made veggie friendly.

          But I do agree that changing something to be veggie just by removing an ingredient or two doesn’t really result in the best tasting or most balanced foods.

          • Gable March 10, 2022 (9:46 pm)

            So, my pea brained knowledge of a plant-based diet comes from a friend who is on it. It is not just meatless, but also does not include anything that comes from an animal including dairy (so no cheese on the flatbread, including pesto which contains cheese), eggs, or even honey from bees.

  • Elton March 9, 2022 (2:14 pm)

    Love the look – congrats to the owner! Hope to patronize soon!  

  • 22blades March 9, 2022 (4:24 pm)

    I keep walking by hoping they’re open. Thanks for the opening date! (I’m outta town so I’ll have to wait ’til I return. Darn!).

  • Dan March 9, 2022 (6:14 pm)

     It could be a fun, new vibe for the neighborhood, but man…..the memories of the glory days in the old Parliament with the fantastic music shows they had will continue to be sorely missed.

  • rob March 9, 2022 (8:59 pm)

     its nice to see we are finally getting past the covid scare and getting back to normal. We can now go out with out fear to the local bar and kill ourselves drinking liquor 

  • Graham March 9, 2022 (9:32 pm)

    Otter? They may be getting a certain vibe with that name and I’m into it 🦦 🏳️‍🌈 🍸 

  • Chris K March 10, 2022 (6:46 am)

    Cute space and cute name.  I’ll give it a try.

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