WHY HERE: Every neighborhood needs a good bar, but not every neighborhood bar makes cocktails with the attention to detail Quarter Bar does. That's one of the draws of this laid-back spot: getting a quality drink without the attitude of a “mixology” spot. And you can come in the second and fourth Monday each month for the bar's own Pub Quiz nights.
WHY NOW: More than a decade old, Quarter Bar still churns out great drinks that rotate seasonally and combine fresh ingredients like red bell pepper water with tequila and mole bitters; orange marmalade and rye in an Old Fashioned; and honey with lemon juice and Cruzan black strap rum. Best of all? They're $13 each.