Left Door is from partners Tom Brown and Mick Perrigo, who also serves as head bartender. Expect well-made, fine-tuned cocktails offered up in a laid-back atmosphere. Left Door evokes a backroom neighborhood social club where, whether you know all the regulars or it’s your first time in the door, you can still sit down and be at ease. Think Grandma’s parlor with velvet-ensconced, high-back chairs and vintage glassware that morphs into a cocktail hub. High rollers can peer into the rare spirits cabinet for a pour of something special.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: The Two Shakes of a Labs Tail blends together bold flavors into a refreshing package, with mezcal, black strap rum, lime juice, bitters and tonic. Thinking low ABV? Try the Gu-Ba-Ga-Bi, with fino sherry, Cocchi, Suze and bitters.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Yes, the door is unmarked. There may or may not be a bouncer standing there for you, but either way, head up the narrow staircase to find the revelry upstairs.