Unwind Cocktail Lounge

Unwind Cocktail Lounge

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Is there still going to be book club tomorrow? If so, what time?
Thought of you both! Happy kite flying day!
Is this formally known as Lady and the Mensch?
Love the new name!!
Hi All... Stop in for a cocktail tonight and wish your handsome bartender Jim a Happy Birthday!! His loving wife....Paula🍷🥃🍹🍺🥂🎂🍿🤗👍❤️
Lady & the Mensch, I think this is only fair, don't you??
Just the best! The owners are fantastic, and the drink selection is bar none! The best!
This isn’t what it looks like when Mason does it 😬
ANOTHER reason to patronize Lady & the Mensch!!
NO mention of Saco Mule!! I'm calling the Mayor!!
And what BETTER place to enjoy a nice cold one than Lady & the Mensch, right?? Can I get an amen?!?
Happy anniversary Sarah and Mason...wishing you many, many, many more happy and healthy anniversaries...🍾🍾🍾🍾🍇🍇🍇🍇

Unwind cocktail lounge is Saco's premiere gathering spot for friends to meet, relax and enjoy a cocktail, locally brewed beer or a specialty dessert.

How are you "Unwind"ing?

This 1990 Lava Lamp "Grande" standing at 27" has plenty of life left in it. The base has a few minor dents but it still looks awesome. This has been in my collection about five years and came from Manchester, NH. All it needed was a bulb, a thorough cleaning and several controlled cycles to bring it back to it's full glory.

It's for sale, make an offer if interested. I have about a hundred others if you're looking for something in particular.

[04/22/20]   Whiskey Wednesday! We'll be streaming live tonight at 7:30!

Don't be lured in by the low prices of alcohol at Sam's Club. here is a list of companies owned by the Buffalo Trace distillery as I mentioned in the video:

GOSLING'S EXPORT USA (trading name)

THE OLD TAYLOR DISTILLERY COMPANY (trading name)

TOM MOORE DISTILLERY (trading name)

JAMES FOX CO. (trading name)

375 PARK AVENUE SPIRITS (trading name)

HERO SPIRIT, LLC (trading name)

THE COURTNEY & WOODS FAMILY STILLS (trading name)

THE CLEAR SPRING DISTILLING CO. (trading name)

HERO SPIRIT, LLC (trading name)

OLD RIP VAN WINKLE DISTILLERY (trading name)

VAN GOGH IMPORTS (trading name)

NUYENS ET CIE (trading name)

THE REFERENDUM DISTILLING COMPANY (trading name)

OLD CHARTER DISTILLERY CO. (trading name)

VAN WINKLE FAMILY RESERVE RYE (trading name)

PAPPY VAN WINKLE'S FAMILY RESERVE (trading name)

OLD RIP VAN WINKLE OLD TIME RYE (trading name)

VAN WINKLE SPECIAL RESERVE (trading name)

OLD RIP VAN WINKLE DISTILLERY (trading name)

HIRSCH DISTILLERS (trading name)

A. SMITH BOWMAN DISTILLERY (trading name)

HOUSE OF HARRIS (trading name)

MAJESTIC DISTILLING COMPANY, INC. (trading name)

HOUSE OF HARRIS, LTD. (trading name)

MAJESTIC DISTILLING COMPANY (trading name)

FIREFLY DISTILLERY (trading name)

THE OLD TRAY DISTILLERY COMPANY (trading name)

OLD FASHIONED COPPER DISTILLERY (trading name)

THE CLEAR SPRING DISTILLING CO. (trading name)

THE BROOKSTONE DISTILLING COMPANY (trading name)

THE LEGACY DISTILLING COMPANY (trading name)

WIDE WORLD IMPORTERS (trading name)

DOBRA TRADING COMPANY (trading name)

JAMES FOXE COMPANY (trading name)

NIKOLAI COMPANY (trading name)

NIKOLAI CO. (trading name)

SAZERAC COMPANY (trading name)

SAZERAC CO. (trading name)

JAMES FOX CO. (trading name)

MACAULAY & COMPANY (trading name)

CROWNE RUSSE CO. (trading name)

DENAKA IMPORT COMPANY (trading name)

DR. MCGILLICUDDY'S COMPANY (trading name)

EXCELSIOR IMPORT CO. (trading name)

JOHN HANDY COMPANY (trading name)

COLIN FORBES & COMPANY (trading name)

KING'S MARK COMPANY (trading name)

LEGENDRE COMPANY (trading name)

MONSIEUR HENRI WINE COMPANY (trading name)

MAC DEVITT COMPANY (trading name)

MURRAY BAY TRADING COMPANY (trading name)

THE OLD BENCHMARK CO. (trading name)

OLD PRENTICE COMPANY (trading name)

OLD TINE COMPANY (trading name)

CARSTAIRS COMPANY (trading name)

BRASS BULL COMPANY (trading name)

THE WINSHIP COMPANY (trading name)

HIRSCH DISTILLERS (trading name)

JAMES FOXE CO. (trading name)

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY. (trading name)

W. L. WELLER AND SONS (trading name)

THE SIR MALCOLM COMPANY (trading name)

PRALINE EMPORIUM CO. (trading name)

KIMBROUGH COMPANY (trading name)

THE FOUNDERS COMPANY (trading name)

JAMES FERGUSON (trading name)

THE DUNLAP COMPANY (trading name)

CUSTOM IMPORTERS (trading name)

SEAFARER IMPORT COMPANY (trading name)

ROYAL REGIMENT COMPANY (trading name)

OLE' PRODUCTS COMPANY (trading name)

OLD PRENTICE CO. (trading name)

THE OLD COCO BAY TRADING CO. (trading name)

THE OLD BENCHMARK COMPANY (trading name)

MONSIEUR HENRI WINE CO. (trading name)

MACDUFF COMPANY (trading name)

MACBURNEY COMPANY (trading name)

L.E. JUNG & WOLFF (trading name)

KENTUCKY RAIN DISTILLING CO. (trading name)

LEESTOWN DISTILLING CO. (trading name)

MARTINI RANCH, LTD. (trading name)

KENTUCKY RAIN DISTILLING COMPANY (trading name)

GOLDEN BARREL, INC. (trading name)

LEESTOWN DISTILLING COMPANY (trading name)

THOROUGHBRED DISTILLING COMPANY (trading name)

BULLEIT DISTILLING COMPANY (trading name)

BULLEIT THOROUGHBRED-KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY (trading name)

THOROUGHBRED-KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY (trading name)

KENTUCKY DALE COMPANY (trading name)

THE OLD BENCHMARK DISTILLING CO. (trading name)

OLD PRENTICE DISTILLERY (trading name)

CARSTAIRS DISTILLING COMPANY (trading name)

BOURBON SQUARE DISTILLING COMPANY (trading name)

ROCK HILL FARM (trading name)

ANCIENT ANCIENT AGE DISTILLING CO. (trading name)

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLING CO. FRANKLIN COUNTY, FRANKFORT, KY. (trading name)

K. D. DISTILLING CO. (trading name)

ELMER T. LEE (trading name)

HANCOCK DISTILLING CO. (trading name)

THOMAS JEFFERSON DISTILLING CO. (trading name)

SUGAR BARREL DISTILLING CO. (trading name)

AGE DISTILLING COMPANY (trading name)

BLANTON DISTILLING COMPANY (trading name)

ODIN DISTILLING CO. (trading name)

ANCIENT AGE DISTILLING CO. (trading name)

WESTERN FELLOWS CO., LTD. (trading name)

BLUEGRASS FARMS (trading name)

SUGAR BARREL BOURBON CO. (trading name)

BICENTENNIAL DISTILLING CO. (trading name)

I.W.A. DISTILLING CO., LTD. (trading name)

KENTUCKY PRIDE DISTILLING COMPANY (trading name)

Whiskey Wednesday live streaming from Facebook tonight at 7:30!

For those of you thinking about volunteering with us, the date has been changed to October 10.

Due to the pandemic, we have postponed the 2020 Bug Light Kite Festival until the fall. The festival is now planned for Saturday, October 10. Our thanks to all of the volunteers from the NorEasters Kite Club and Kites Over New England for helping us to find a new date when they should be able to get the big kites up for all to enjoy. Hope to see you then!

[04/11/20]   We're seeking talent!
Do you know a pianist, solo guitarist or other instrumentalist that you would like to see at our lounge? Do you prefer classical, jazz, honky-tonk, parody or sing a long?
We're seriously considering the the addition of music to our quaint little spot when we return to "normal."
Thoughts and ideas would be kindly appreciated.
Jim & Paula

[04/08/20]   Getting bored? I'll be live streaming from the lounge at 7:30 for Whiskey Wednesday. Let's make a couple of cocktails!

[04/08/20]   Hey friends,
Just a quick note. We recently marked our Google listing as "Temporarily Closed." It means just that, it's temporary.
We've spoken with our landlord, the liquor inspector, the city and our vendors to solidify our place in Saco as we weather this storm.
When this is over and we can open our doors again, we'll let you know!
Thanks for sticking around!
Jim & Paula

Day drinking has begun! Enjoy this raspberry lemonade with home-infused raspberry vodka! Nice, light and a great summer sipper!

Homemade raspberry infused vodka! Raspberry lemonade tomorrow!

Hello! Here's what Paula and I are drinking:

[04/02/20]   Social distancing, quarantine, isolation, whatever you call it, what is your go-to drink while you hunker down?

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Several people have asked about purchasing gift cards. Here is a link to our e-gift cards. You don’t need to come in to purchase one and you can still redeem it at the lounge after we reopen.

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Thank you for your support!

Jim & Paula

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[03/17/20]   Dear friends,
It was a tough decision filled with tears, anxiety and lots of questions about our future but Paula and I have decided that in the interest of public safety and our own personal health, to close Unwind Cocktail Lounge until COVID-19 is under control and we can feel safe about having friends, family and customers together in our little space. We are hoping to reopen in a couple of months, hopefully by Memorial weekend or earlier.

We will keep you informed!

In the meantime, i am searching for a job in transportation (truck driver) or graphic design (sign layout, logo design, web graphics, etc.) If you know of or have anything available, please email me at: [email protected]

Jim & Paula

[03/16/20]   Hey folks, looks like everyone is staying home tonight, so we're gonna shut it down at 8:00.

Watch for tomorrow's post!
Wash your hands and be well!

Jim & Paula

[03/16/20]   Friends,

We realize some of you will need a good drink to get through this,
we’re here for you!

FOR NOW, We will be open 4-11, Monday -Saturday.
We will reduce some seating at the bar and add distance between tables.
ALL special events for the week have been postponed, NOT cancelled!. Stay tuned for rescheduled dates.

We’re following the Maine Department of Health and Human Services as the COVID-19 situation develops. We will adapt our operations and hours as they make suggestions and mandates.

Thanks for understanding!
Jim & Paula

Our cocktail class is still happening today! Tickets will be available online until 1:00 PM and at the door until class start. We’ve reduced the price and limited class size to ten. Class starts at 2:00, see you there! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cocktails-for-the-home-hostess-tickets-98131874077?aff=ebdshpfprimarybucket&utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=cp&utm-term=homefeed

We’ve got a BIG week coming up and we’re gonna be BUSY! We’re starting with our grand opening on Saturday at 2:00 and ending it next Saturday with a gift card promotion!

Join us this Saturday for a look at the place, meet Paula and Jim and enjoy one of our great drinks, a small plate or dessert.

Like and share our page! Right now we have 2,627 likes and we would love to be over 5,000! Saturday a lucky Facebook fan will receive a gift card to Unwind Cocktail Lounge in the amount equal to the number of likes we have so right now that’s $26.27 if we reach 5,000 that would be $50 BUT if we do reach 5,000 likes, we’re going to add another $50! Help us in our “Drive to 5K” for a chance to win more! Like and share our page, tell your friends about us do whatever it takes . . . Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 we’ll tally the likes and at 7:30 we’ll announce the winner!

It’s whiskey Wednesday again!
Here 4-11, come get some!

The sap is running fast today. Seems like a great day for a Wiggly Bridge Distillery, Maple Whiskey Sour. $10! Open 4:00 - 11:00

Look what's happening Saturday! We're having a grand opening event and we'd love for you to join us! Until then, how about happy hour and Whiskey Wednesday?!?!

Monday is just about over . . . you made it! Now come in and Unwind, 20% off from 4-6. Here’s this weeks schedule! Click on the pic :)

Can you taste 'em? Those are our Sweet Chili Meatballs cookin'! Just what you need to warm your belly when it's a little cool outside. Pair those up with one of our 60+ whiskeys and you'll be warm all night!

Gunners Daughter joins the Unwind Cocktail Lounge lineup! Everybody should try this milk stout . . . some will fall in love! With hints of peanut butter and chocolate, how can you go wrong?

We’ve heard you like seeing our weekly events and hours so every Monday we’ll post what’s happening that week . . . since January 1, 2020 we’ve stuck to our regular hours and are committed to doing so. So we’ll be here 4-11 every day except Sundays!

Warmer weather prevailed today so Village Sign and Design is here putting the new name and logo on the windows! We're excited to finally be able to let passers by know who we are and what we do!

It may look like nobody's home but it's National Margarita Day inside! Join us tonight for $6 Margaritas . . . Open from 4-11!

[02/20/20]   Porter soaked,
pulled pork!
(You want some of this)
Open 4-11

Another fun night with Paint Possible, some great new friends and good drinks! Looking forward to next month's Paint & Unwind on March 24! https://facebook.com/events/s/paint-unwind-with-paint-possib/817944408681434/?ti=as

Nothing says I love you like bourbon, pecan pie and a red velvet martini . . . well a dozen roses and candles work pretty good too but then you wouldn't get to see our happy faces! Happy Valentine's Day!

Mother Nature may have you down but Captain Morgan can pick you up! (there's no hook) Captain and Coke $7 all night!

[02/07/20]   For those of you without power, we have heat, hot food and outlets so you can charge your phone. If you want to forget the day, we've got enough booze to take care of that too. Come hang out, 172 Main Street, Saco.

Looking for something to warm you up?

[02/07/20]   Fridays special: Drunken chicken sandwiches!
Slow cooked in beer then topped with Bourbon BBQ Sauce!

Chocolate hazelnut square and a chocolate Martini . . . come get yours and watch the weather in our warm lounge! Open until 11pm

Ever wonder how to properly gift wrap a Martini? We've got you covered! Gift cards are available right on time for Valentine's Day!

Today we have a great trio of desserts! Vanilla Bean Penna Cotta, Raspberry Cream Tartlett and a Peanut Butter Cheesecake tartlett which all go great with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey!

Tonight, sweet chili meatballs are back! And we've brought in Split Rock Organic Bourbon out of Newcastle, Maine. Split Rock is certified organic by the USDA and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.

When Jeremy Rawle, Rob Dyrdek and Travis Pastrana do something, you can bet it's daring and a little rough around the edges. Black Feather Bourbon is exactly that, a little rough on beginners but a fun ride for experienced Bourbon drinker that likes a sharper corner. Exactly what you expect from these guys!

It's early but then again, this pulled pork has been cooking all night! Slow cooked in Geary's London Porter, shredded and blended with our favorite Sweet BBQ seasonings and just enough 1792 Small Batch to give it a distinctive Bourbon flavor . . . Pulled Pork Sandwiches tonight! Come get some!

Did you notice we're adding 2-3 labels a week to our shelves? If we stay at that pace, we'll be at 200 bottles of Bourbon before you know it! Today we're adding High West Campfire! It's a smokey blend of Bourbon, Rye and Scotch whiskeys that constantly scores in the 90's. You'd expect nothing less from the 2016 distiller of the year.

Looks like some snow coming our way but hey, we live in Maine. We don't let a little snow hold us back . . . we'll be open 4-11 tonight! Warm up with our sweet chili meatballs and your favorite drink!

The future of “Lady & the Mensch”

Hi there, we’re Jim and Paula. We were recently married on April 6, 2019 and our relationship has been a whirlwind of love, great experiences and supporting one another in all our dreams and goals. It has been a longtime dream of mine (Jim) to own and operate a small cocktail lounge where I could be a part of a people positive community, entertain and provide a great experience.When the opportunity to purchase “Lady & the Mensch” came up, Paula supported me and joined in the purchase as equal partner . . . just like everything else we do in life!

We were sad to hear the spot was for sale because we loved it for it’s food, great cocktails and warm atmosphere but excited because it was exactly what I had been looking for. We knew we had to jump at the opportunity, so we did! Mason and Sara the founders and prior owners, built a great location, filled it with the right things and turned it into a hot little corner of Saco. Quickly after starting the business, they realized it didn’t fit into their lifestyle and they wanted to spend more time with their family. That’s where we came in! Our children are almost grown and on their own so we’re going to need something to do with our time, purchasing Lady & the Mensch was a great choice for us.

For now everything will seem pretty much the same with the exception of two new shiny faces. In the immediate future, we plan very few small changes; a more bold logo for better brand exposure and visibility and replacement of the bar stools. In the long term (three years or so) we will probably re-brand, do some light remodeling and change things up to reflect who we (Jim & Paula) are and what the location is known for. Through all of this, we want you to be a part of it!

See you soon! Jim & Paula

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172 Main St
Saco, ME
04072

Opening Hours

Monday 16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 16:00 - 23:00
Thursday 16:00 - 23:00
Friday 16:00 - 23:00
Saturday 16:00 - 23:00
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