The team behind the speakeasy The Sheppard went in an entirely new direction with its latest effort, Morris American Bar. Instead of the dark, dim environs of so many of today’s best bars, it’s bright and baby blue, creating an instant Instagram classic. And the drinks happen to be excellent, too. The menu is kept short and sweet, with frequent updates and a premium placed on both ice quality and proper drink execution, resulting in approachable and reliably tasty cocktails.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: A recent Old Fashioned riff dubbed the Atlantic City showcased apple brandy, Amaro Abano and amaretto liqueur. The good ol’ bartender’s choice won’t let you down either.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Morris joins predecessor The Sheppard in being ironically named for Morris Sheppard, the congressman who’s noted as the author of the 18th Amendment of the Constitution—you know, Prohibition.