In the waterside ’hood of Dogpatch, The Sea Star’s space dates back to the 1800s, with a rich pre- and post-1906 fire history. Ryan Gilbert, Tommy Shaw and Alicia Walton took over the space in 2015, retaining and enhancing its history with pressed-tin ceilings, brocade-style wallpaper, a pool table, a jukebox and pet-friendly digs. Look for a warm atmosphere coupled with Walton’s easy-drinking, well-crafted cocktails and a strong craft beer selection.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: Alongside draft cocktails are menu standouts like Walton’s herbaceous-earthy Thyme for Chocolate, a tall refresher of gin, Bigallet thyme liqueur, Tempus Fugit crème de cacao liqueur, lemon and eucalyptus bitters.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Under the dramatic octopus-like chandelier, sip Boilermaker specials like “F–k Trump!”, a shot of reposado tequila with a can of Los Gigantes lager, donating $1 of each sale to Planned Parenthood.