Food from Erik Bruner-Yang combined with cocktails from Todd Thrasher equal an absolutely can't-miss experience. Order from several categories of cocktails, including historic hotel drinks, old-school original American cocktails and the house specials, where things get wild and inventive in a hurry. If all the lobby bars in the world were like this one, we might never return to our own homes again.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: The popular Why Is My Tongue Numb showcases rum, a celery Sichuan peppercorn syrup and a crispy beef salted rim.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: The classic cocktails come with lengthy histories, so you can read up and actually know what you're talking about the next time you try to drop some cocktail knowledge on someone.