Aaron Mattison introduces a new pop-up in Ponce.
The French martini, French 75 and mint grapefruit mimosa
If you still haven’t found a reason to visit Ponce City Market, look no further. Aaron Mattison, operator of Bar Vegan, has introduced a new concept in the heart of Citizen Supply: Excuse My French (@emfponce), a pop-up bar experience that provides unique demonstrations of classic French cocktail presentations. “The concept is inspired by my time spent exploring France and learning firsthand that while the country is known around the globe for its world-class wine, it also boasts an impressive array of unique cocktails,” shares Mattison. Just a few of the potent refreshments on the roster include a blueberry French 75, classic Kir Royal, French martini and mint grapefruit mimosa. Not just limited to French favorites, the taphouse is also equipped with wine, beer and delicious small plates. Excuse My French was strategically positioned so patrons can also indulge in the plethora of amenities the location has to offer. The pop-up bar is surrounded by unique craftsman goods from local creatives and businesses. The environment achieves feelings of ease with its intentional integration of neutral and earthy tones. The minimalist aesthetic is pleasantly appealing to the senses, creating a comfortable all-around experience from entrance to exit. ”Our goal is to transport patrons to a Parisian terrace on a summer afternoon,” Mattison expresses. You might just happen to be strolling through, but the ambiance will attract you and the drinks will influence you to call a friend. Whether you want to sit and study in the area or enjoy an exotic French cocktail and shop, Excuse My French is an incredible asset and addition to Ponce City Market. Each Saturday, the bar will host a Sip & Shop for guests treating themselves to retail therapy at the market and will offer a Bellini bar and mimosas on special. Drinks on special as a reward for shopping? Please and thank you.
Excuse My French is located on the second floor of the Central Food Hall.
Excuse My French’s bright and airy decor.
Photography by: Madelynne Boykin