By Felicia Farnsworth
On a backroad in the community of Aberfoil in Bullock County sits a unique establishment with a style all of its own. Tamicca Pritchett opened Cocktail Lounge on May 5, 2017. Cocktail Lounge serves as a restaurant, a bar, a pool hall, and a nightclub.
“I just wanted a place where people could come and hang out, eat good food, and have a good time,” stated Pritchett. Cocktail Lounge hosts various events, from block parties to karaoke on Thursday nights to Taco Tuesdays and live entertainment on the weekends. They also host birthday bashes, receptions and have a Blues Night every Sunday with Stan Cooks and Ms.Tootie Malone.
Their patrons consist of 80% adults; however, 20% of the events are family-oriented. “We try to include all ages in our block parties. We have a swimming pool that is always open to our patrons. The kids love the pool,” commented Pritchett. COVID-19 hurt the business when it had to shut down for a few months.
“March was harsh. We were limited on what services we were able to provide. The shut down hindered our events, karaoke, and folks being able to have a good time,” Pritchett stated. Cocktail Lounge was able to keep the kitchen open for carry-out only, which kept their business afloat until the restrictions were lifted.
They had started to serve breakfast but had to stop due to the lack of employees.“ We want to be able to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but we need more help,” Pritchett commented.
Cocktail Lounge serves a tasteful menu with bountiful plates and reasonable prices. They also give back to the community as much as they can. During the pandemic, they hosted a Christmas party where they gave away a bicycle every hour.
They also hosted an Easter Egg hunt that was free to the kids with free food. “I want to thank all of my existing customers for their patronage. I’d also like to invite the people of Union Springs to come out to our establishment, eat, have a drink, and have a good time,” said Pritchett.
Cocktail Lounge is open on Sundays from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m, Monday through Wednesday 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Saturday 7:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Cocktail Lounge is currently hiring experienced cooks, security, and DJs.
They are located at 14737 Highway 29 Union Springs, 36089. A copy of the menu can be found on their Facebook page, or you can call 334-738-2548. They are also on LocalBarsFinder.com.