This Saturday, June 16 will be the The Amber Den’s last night of service before closing for a couple weeks to revamp the bar. They’ll be completing some, “minor construction and interior updates,” and will reopen with a full bar, new menu and an “overhauled neighborhood attitude.”
Owner Nick Simonton, in a press release, says they had, “always planned to spend our first few months listening to what the neighborhood told us they wanted here. We’re a neighborhood spot so it makes sense that we reflect those interests and incorporate elements of what makes our neighborhood spot uniquely neighborhood,” Simonton said.
The bar opened in February, and since then, they’ve surveyed roughly 80 percent of their customers, asking them what they wanted to see offered or changed. “Our immediate ‘out-of-the-gates’ launch highlighted only a small amount of what we could do, but wasn’t necessarily meant to be a long-term focus. I’ve always believed that the key to any truly neighborhood place is to have the willingness and desire to listen and adapt to what the neighborhood wants,” Simonton said. “For us, it’s important that we reflect the values and interests of our neighborhood and this is a step in that direction.”
As a celebration of the “next generation of its development,” the bar will offer all-day happy hour on Saturday, including $4 pints of NW Peaks, Deschutes, Leavenworth Biers and Odin; $6 glasses of wine, and a dollar off all food. Most bottles of wine will be 30-40 percent off.