Pictured: The Green Fairy

In spring of this year, Oakland locals Seth and Jenni Bregman began transforming the former Michel Bistro into Bardo Lounge & Supper Club, and this month the new on-premise location opened its doors.

A Walk in the Orchard

Combining an inviting, 1960s living room-inspired cocktail lounge with an intimate upstairs dining room, Bardo Lounge & Supper Club will host happy hour, dinner, late night bites and weekend brunch. Michelin Bib Gourmand chefs Anthony Salguero and Brian Starkey will offer a supper menu that reflects an array of American cultural influences, while paying homage to dinner party favorites.

Jason Huffman (Rich Table, Roka Akor, & Michael Jordan’s Cornerstone Restaurant Group Chicago) will take the helm creating the beverage program, serving up a balanced menu ranging from low ABV to spirit-forward cocktails in eclectic vintage glassware, in a program designed to enchant serious cocktail enthusiasts as well as those with a preference for well-executed classics.

Jason will be teamed with a veteran crew of local bartenders and bar managers. including co-owner Seth, former bartender at acclaimed Stookey’s Club Moderne.


Drink Me was particularly struck by three cocktails on offer include The Grasshopper, Walk in the Orchard and The Green Fairy.

  • The Grasshopper (vegan) – $11 / or $13 w/vegan coconut ice cream (Tempus Fugit Creme de Menthe, Tempus Fugit Cacao, Almond Coconut Milk, Coconut cream, Toasted Coconut Foam)
  • Walk in the Orchard – $13 (rye, cynar, angusura, lime juice, apple cider, black pepper thyme maple syrup)
  • The Green Fairy – $12 (Pernod Absinthe, Celery, Cucumber, Lime, Thai Basil, Black Lava Salt)

The space will evoke the feeling of a mid-century living room, set to a soundtrack of feel-good lounge, R&B, soul and jazz, along with guest DJ’s and musicians. An atmosphere of wood paneled walls, warm lighting, lush furniture, and old-school hospitality will complete the offering. Bonus: Select sets of vintage glassware will be for sale.