Sandbar BBQ Brings the Heat This Winter
By Ty Walker
Fall is here and winter is just around the corner. Temperatures are dropping and you’re looking for a place to come in from the cold as you pass through Sandy on your way to or from The Mountain.
With the changing of the seasons, Sandbar BBQ has cooked up some hot ideas for fall and winter that are sure to keep you warm all season long. The Sandy hotspot on Highway 26 has added a festive array of hot cocktails and delectable dessert drinks to the menu.
Sandbar BBQ is famous for its tri-tip steaks slathered in barbecue sauce and touts the best cocktails in town. Since opening in May under the ownership of experienced restaurateur Clint Melville, it has fast become a favorite of locals and out-of-towners alike.
The tasty new cocktails are attracting a lot of attention at the bar these days. With so many choices, it shouldn’t be hard to find one that will satisfy your sweet tooth. There’s Oreo cocoa, pineapple hot toddy, pumpkin spice latte cocktail, and fireside cider (hot apple cider and fireball) to name a few.
“We’re focusing on our featured hot cocktails, being a little bit different, a little more creative than other places around here,” head bartender Perry Combs said. He brings 15 years of experience in creating craft bar programs in Portland.
Of course, what’s a trip to Sandbar BBQ if you don’t try their new recipe, tri-tip enchirito chili? Other additions to the food menu include offering prime rib more regularly and rotating the soup selection throughout the winter.
If you save room for pie, you have to have a slice of cream pie from the local Mt. Hood Pie Company.
“We’re looking forward to the winter season,” Combs said. “It’s going to get even busier around here when we open up for lunchtime.”
They’re open from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Monday, and recently added lunch on weekends starting at noon Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Sandbar BBQ is located at 39750 U.S. Highway 26 in Sandy. Give them a call at 503-832-8246, visit their website sandbarbbq.com., or visit them on Facebook at @sandbarbbq.