The Athenaeum, a unique and classy new wine and beer bar is opening in just a few days in Medical Lake. The new business will celebrate its opening night on Tues, Nov 28th from 4-9 at their location in Downtown Medical Lake at 116 N. Lefevre St. The Athenaeum will be within the same building as Roam Coffee House but will have a separate service area and hours from the coffee business. Roam is owned by the same people and moved into this building back in May from another location.
The owners of the businesses tell me they named the new bar The Athenaeum to imply being a place of learning, culture, arts and sciences. They go on to say they want it to be a place of connection, conversation and cultural exchange where people can gather and meet. The new place will also offer a learning center to host various painting and pottery classes and likely more as they hope to open up the space to other experts and teachers to lead their own experiences and classes.
At opening The Athenaeum will offer beer and wine, cider, wine spritz, sangria and non-alcoholic cocktail options. They plan to offer full cocktails later on as the business progresses. There also will be some food offered with paninis and a caramel apple pie dessert for now with the food offerings also growing in the coming months.
As of the 28th The Athenaeum will be open Tues-Thurs 4-9p and Fri & Sat 4-10p. They are also planning a Grand Opening Gatsby Gala in January, watch their pages below for more details on this and the other events to be held there.