Portland’s newest and New England’s largest, Man & Oak, a private bottle club, has officially opened in downtown Portland at 44 Oak Street.
Offering a unique experience for spirit lovers alike, Man & Oak features a relaxed luxury atmosphere where members can catch up on work, bring friends to gather, and/or meet others that share the same affinity.
The private club host over 300 private bottle lockers, where each member can access their lockers, pour their own dram and/or make their own cocktail, all while in the comfort of the club. In addition, membership will get you house glassware, free mixers, access to group barrel picks, and discounted tastings and classes. Locker options currently include:
Small Locker (2-4 bottles)
$45 per month
Large Locker (4-6 bottles)
$65 per month
Master Locker (8-12 bottles)
$200 per month
Further features of the private bottle club include some of the most versatile educational experiences in the region offered through a wide range of classes. Members can learn about Barrel Aged cocktails, deconstructed Manhattans, and spirits from around the world from Spirits Suppliers, Brand Ambassadors, and Bartenders. Whiskey Ambassadors from around the nation will also host a steady stream of Master Classes.
In a quote from Michael Meir, Club Director:
“We’ve managed to create a unique atmosphere here, nothing like this really exists anywhere as a stand alone operation. Members are eager to share and talk, community tables of strangers are a regular occurrence here. This was of course the intention, but it’s gratifying to see it play-out every night.”
Man & Oak currently has lockers available to reserve online, but are expected to fill up quickly. Don’t let the name fool you, memberships are welcome to members of all genders, and the the name ‘Man & Oak’ only refers to Director Mike Meir’s personal journey with whiskey! Man & Oak is Owned by Amanda Meir.