Poppy's Office

Tuesday’s bittersweet opening of Poppy’s Office, a new speakeasy in far north Scottsdale wasn’t in the cards for the Keeler Hospitality Group’s growth plans in 2020. The owners of the two Liberty Station American Taverns in north Scottsdale and Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse in Carefree and other restaurants in Nebraska and Wisconsin decided to open as a tribute to Founder Paul Keeler who passed away during the Covid pandemic. The idea for Poppy’s came to Paul’s son Matt in a dream and now is becoming a reality next door to the Liberty Station’s Terravita location.

“My dad left a big hole in all our hearts and we want Poppy’s Office to honor his legacy while celebrating everything that made him such an amazing person,” said Matt, who serves as CEO of the family company. “We’re excited to bring Poppy’s Office to fruition and help bring the community together through his memories.”

The replica of Paul’s office features very personal items from his career and family life including sports memorabilia from Paul’s favorite teams, family portraits and mementos. “Poppyisms” or quotes can also be viewed around the room which he would tell his grandchildren who nicked named him “Poppy” which he was then called by his restaurant family and friends.

Founder’s favorites on the menu at Poppy’s Office

Beverage Director Adam Downey carefully created a cocktail menu that was inspired by Paul and his favorite beverages and the ambiance of Poppy’s Office. Cocktails include…..

The Silver Fox, another of Paul’s nicknames is made with Buffalo Trace, salted espresso simple and black walnut bitters served on the rocks with an orange twist, $16.

Drink With Me Bebe featuring La Caravedo Pisco, rosemary-caper shrub, Judy’s Limoncello, local honey, sesame and peach bitters with a lemon twist, $16.

Poppy’s Cigar featuring Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie, The Deacon Whisky, apple bitters, chocolate bitters, Peychaud Bitters and local honey. This cocktail is smoked table-side and finished with a luxardo cherry, $20.

The menu includes the spicy, Papi’s Tacos, Chips & Salsa with chili verde, Chips & Dips and Grilled Elote

Poppy’s Office is open Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 4 – 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 4 -11 p.m. First Hour & Last Happy Hour are offered daily during the first our and last hour of each evening its opened. For more information visit their website.

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