Kennett Pike drivers may have caught a change of signage in the last few days at a popular Powder Mill Square watering hole.
Two-and-a-half-year-old Copperhead Saloon is now The Copper Dram, a name change owner Tom Houser says was sparked by a pesky trademark disagreement with a Pennsylvania establishment whose name you can probably figure out.
Houser says he’s actually happy with the new brand – “a chance to freshen things up a bit” – and the saloon’s new moniker is a better fit for the establishment’s homage to olde school mixology and tippling.
“It harkens back to classic cocktails … drams and gills were used as measurements in the old recipes,” said Houser.
Along with the name, the Copper Dram will also be adding new specialty cocktails and updating the menu “to bring in some more entrée-style food as well as our shared plates and our great small bites,” Houser explained. “And in a couple weeks we’ll be opening back up for lunch again and by the New Year we will be looking at late nights, a late-night menu.”
Houser reports that his most popular offerings are the Ole’ Smokey (a smoke-infused delight with Rye), The Maiden’s Blush (with Death’s Door Vodka, thank you) and classics like the Moscow Mule, served with house-made ginger beer.
Something else newly slated for 2019 is outdoor seating. When hospitable Spring weather arrives, Houser is planning to “put a few tables out front on the patio” fronting Kennett Pike.
Click here to read TSD’s original story on the then Copperhead Saloon/now Copper Dram from 2016.