Bar Exam: The Treehouse 

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Rob Bartlett

Address/phone: 68 E. Pine St., 407-205-2062

After work or after hours? After hours

Beer/wine or liquor too? Beer, wine and liquor available

Check all that apply:

(X) fancy cocktails

( ) make 'em strong and keep 'em coming

(X) wine list (5 choices or more)

(X) craft beer

( ) beer: the usual suspects

( ) wide selection of bottles (more than 15)

( ) wide selection on tap (more than 15)

Food? N

Smoking inside? N

Outside drinking? N

Dog-friendly? N

Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad? Not bad

TVs? Y

What's on? On the night we visited, it was footage of snow falling in a forest.

DJs? N

Loud music or background music? Background

Games?

darts

Essay question: Why should I drink here?

The Treehouse is so perfectly twee that it makes you feel like you're drinking in an elf's apartment. Find the green door on Pine Street and walk up stairs carpeted in fake grass and under "branches" that frame the stairwell, into a cozy wood-paneled room scented like pine needles. Craft cocktails are the bar's specialty, but be forewarned: The menu skews toward the sweet. Fortunately, the bartender was more than happy to mix us something a little less cloying off-menu.

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