The Campground Opens in the West Bottoms

For those in the know, The Campground has long been a destination for cocktails worthy of recounting to friends around a crackling campfire—and your details might have been all they had to go off of. The concept started in owners Cristin Llewellyn and Christopher Ciesiel very own backyard, where their soirees were invite-only. It now takes them to the West Bottoms, where guests can imbibe the much-buzzed about drinks in the space formerly occupied by Genessee Royale (1531 Genessee St.). Revelers at the new bar can enjoy the house-built Old Fashioned, made with bonded bourbon, amaro sfumato, Missouri sorghum and aromatic bitters, or the Big Iron, Cynar 70, Tequila Ocho Reposado, Bozal Mezcal Cuixe, and proprietary blends of red and white vermouths. No invitation required.