We expected great bar bites—after all, the food menu’s brought to us by the team at the Park’s Finest next door—but Thunderbolt more than delivers on cocktails, too. An ample madeira collection and playful concoctions such as the clarified take on a piña colada (Tropipop) put fruit and Southern flavor at the forefront, and they just so happen to pair perfectly with plates of country ham and their luscious fried green tomato sandwiches. But the bar team isn’t just about the South; Thunderbolt also pays homage to Historic Filipinotown with sleek, creative and so-good-you-can’t-put-them-down options like the P-Town Boxing Club, made with pandan and coconut-washed rye. Throw in a lively front patio, comfy leather sofas and top-notch playlists, and it’s no surprise we tend to stay all night.
Outdoor patio available.