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Tacos, whiskey, hillbilly music and delightfully creative, craft cocktails. Yum. Big star does what they love, and they do it well. That includes hosting a great party for their guests/fans every night. The pale wood bar is sparsely lit by dangling Edison bulbs and is a perfect background for all the deliciousness and socializing that deserve center stage. Drink your way through a back bar packed with bright flavored Mexican and specialty whiskeys galore. Ben Fasman and his team sling plenty of other pleasures like tequila, beer, and great nightly specials to keep the whole party happy. Our happy place comes somewhere after the Michelada and well into the Pine Belt Punch. (Recommended by Matthew Seiter)
Notable bartender: Ben Fasman
The Boiler Room
Craft spirits, beer, pizza, and Jameson on tap. What more could you want? This place doesn’t take itself too seriously. Funky travel art and imaginative design make great eye candy for this hipster haunt. Samuel Short and the gang show a knowledge of and reverence to quality craft spirits. But be sure to leave room for guilty pleasures like soft-serve ice cream and cinnamon toast crunch.
Notable Bartender: Samuel Short
Have an old-fashioned good time playing shuffleboard, posing in the photo booth, and sipping vintage cocktails at Weegee’s Lounge. The deep-colored walls and dark oak bar offset the stark black-and-white framed photography that dot the walls instead of TVs. The husband-and-wife owners transport guests to their 1940s neighborhood bar with everything from the fare to the music. Mass-produced spirits and beers have their place, but not at this joint. Have Alex Huebner swirl or shake you a classic Sidecar or Knickerbocker with some house-brandied cherries on top!
Notable bartender: Alex Huebner