Royal Oak residents will get their very first “Speakeasy” on Aug. 15, 2013 when Lock & Key officially opens its doors. Located at 1214 S. Main Street behind The Oxford Inn, Lock & Key will exude a mysterious and comfortable atmosphere similar to the prohibition-era speakeasies of the 1920s, along with craft drinks and unique appetizers at affordable prices.
The new hangout will feature five unique craft cocktails using Absinthe, in-house flavored vodkas and moonshines. Additionally, beers brewed locally by Kuhnhenn Brewery in Warren. will be displayed on tap. The menu showcases head Chef Jon Holzbaugh and Chef James Rigato from The Root’s ability to create one-of-a-kind dishes including deviled eggs with garlic aioli, fresh shucked oysters with a unique Mignonette sauce and simple yet delicious truffle fries.
The opening of the Lock & Key is part of a revamp of the back room of The Oxford Inn. The Oxford Inn original atmosphere and menu will remain unchanged.
Bob Higgins, owner of the Oxford Inn for the past 26 years, has been involved in the Royal Oak Restaurant community for over two decades, including serving as the president of the Royal Oak Restaurant Association. As the proprietor of the Oxford Inn, he currently is the single longest-standing bar owner in Royal Oak. The Oxford Inn’s restaurant’s menu has been voted “Best in Detroit” by multiple sources including Metro Times Detroit, Real Detroit and The Oakland Press for items such as their Spinach and Artichoke Dip, fall of the bone Ribs and lunch specials.
Source: Oxford Inn