[drink] Wichita Martini Specials
Not to get all “Sex and the City” on you, but I really do love a good martini. Wichita isn’t exactly known for martini bars. I’ve actually had a little trouble finding bars that know how to make a martini that doesn’t taste like pure alcohol or pure mixer. However, there are a few places around the city that know how to serve a tasty martini.
Some of the best martinis in town come from Mort’s Martini and Cigar Bar (923 E. 1st St.). Aside from their wonderful 2-4-1 specials on Monday nights, they also have the largest variety of martinis in Wichita. Some of my favorites are the Mother Pucker martini and the Banana Split martini. They usually have something for everyone’s taste. Also, during the summer, Mort’s opens their patio and plays live music, which is perfect for enjoying a martini. (Read more about Mort’s.)
Oeno Wine Bar (330 N. Mead St.) has several delicious martinis as well. On Mondays, the wine bar has several select martinis on sale for $5. On Tuesdays, Oeno sells all of their martinis for $5 apiece. They also sell some amazing tapas that pair well with most martinis.
The Loft 150 (150 N. Mosley) has several delicious martinis. My favorite martini from The Loft 150 is an old-fashioned dirty martini. It’s not too dry and always seems to taste just right. This bar also has a fully stocked martini bar to meet nearly anyone’s taste. (Read about more places to get a great dirty martini.)
While I have yet to try the martinis at Mike’s Wine Dive, I’ve heard theirs are well-made. Is there any other place in Wichita that has some extraordinary martinis that I need to check out?