I've been in few times and I think this place is really special. I love their classics-focused cocktail menu and the vintage space -- complete with rounded bar -- is super inviting. I also think their all-star staff, headed up by Will Duncan, Justin Anderson, Dustin Drankiewicz and GM Chris Kafcas, is super talented, attentive and knowledgeable. These guys have perfect pitch when it comes to libations and their warm hosting philosophy comes through loud and clear.
Very recently their outdoor space opened (on the west side of the building, just north of the St. Lou's space). We spent a few minutes out there while we were waiting for the indoor bar to open and it's also a really nice, shady (at least when we were there) space with plenty of seating and outdoor-focused offerings, including some frozen cocktails, easy-drinking draft beer and softserve ice cream. I believe it's open all day, or at least from lunchtime on (but check with them because I'm not sure).
I think this would be a top-tier bar anywhere in town but it's especially nice to have such a cozy, neighborhood spot in this particular part of town, where watering holes as notable and destination-worthy as this one are a pretty rare breed.
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