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Vestry Is The New Whiskey Lover's Hideaway At Tom Bergin's

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When Derek Schreck took over Fairfax's iconic Tom Bergin's nearly four years ago, he began teasing of an upstairs lounge centered on whiskey. Well, following great anticipation, Vestry is finally set to open.

"The intimate bar and lounge will be home to a family of over 200 rare North American bourbons and ryes," a release by Vestry notes. "Striving to showcase the best whiskey this continent has to offer — from Alberta and Calgary in the Great White North, to the Whiskey Road through Kentucky and Tennessee — the collection features antique, rare, unavailable, or discontinued distillations by some of the most renowned makers in the business." The lounge will also sell chocolates from Ococoa, craft beers, and wines from Tate Winery.

But this whiskey lover's hideaway is not just open to anyone who walks through the door: no, this is a members-only affair.

How do you become a member? You pay, of course.

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Standard membership is $450 for a half-year, or $700 for the year. Benefits include unlimited access to Vestry with a reservation, facility rental, 10% off food and drink at Tom Bergin's, access to Vestry's tasting events, and an "exclusive membership card" (because, hey, people need to know).

For those who want more, there's also "Founding membership" ($1,000 for the year). Benefits include everything that a standard membership comes with, except no reservations are needed to Vestry—you get an "official house account", and membership comes with a Founding member's coin (again, people need to know).

Vestry will open for members on July 28.

Vestry is located on the second floor of Tom Bergin's at 840 South Fairfax Avenue in Mid-City. (323) 936-7151