Worcester’s Queen of Cocktails

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Reviving the Classics with Joy Flanagan

By Sarah Connell

Photo by Joe Santa Maria

Make no mistake, Joy Flanagan does not want you getting too comfortable at her bar.

Pull up a seat at Armsby Abbey and you’ll see exactly what I mean. Flanagan never stops moving; she navigates the bar amidst a flourish of syrups, purées, infused spirits, and fresh-pressed juices that she and her staff prepare daily. She hopes that you’ll dare to try something new. (And trust me, you won’t find the suffix “–tini” anywhere on her menu.)

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2 Responses to “Worcester’s Queen of Cocktails”

  1. diana juodaitis says:

    LOVED our first visit today!!! I could taste every ingredient practically in our choices- the way a meal should be. Simple, fresh- I love how you use local providers for all your menu selections. It makes the restaurant stand way above the rest and I will rave about it to others for months to come. I think Worcester needs a good beer place that has nothing to do with being Irish. The selection is mind-boggling but I trusted my waitstaff to bring me their favorites and they did very well. There is more to life than Bud or ahhh…Sam Adams. Strawberries and ice cream lasted about 2 minutes in the bowl– thanks so much!!! I did notice your window boxes were empty and I happen to be quite the gardener— I am available any time to beautify your greatest accomplishment. Let me know… you can pay me in beer!!!!!!!!!!! Be back soon!!

  2. Liz Keyes says:

    The good new is there is a great selection and quality of beer. The bad news however is that we were hoping to get some dinner before seeing a show at the Hanover Theater at 8:00 pm on a Saturday night. We arrived shortly before 6:00 pm, and sadly we had to leave before being able to enjoy some pizza as the wait was EXTREMELY LONG even though we ordered food soon after we arrived. We were not able to get a table, and it took OVER 30 minutes to get an appitizer while standing at the bar. The Mediterranean Slate was delicious when it did finally arrive. We waited until about 7:40 when we had to cancel our order from the kitchen. The staff was helpful and apologetic. I would think about returning some time when I can spend the whole evening.

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