WHY HERE: Two Schmucks isn’t just in its neighborhood; it wants to be an integral, evolving part of the neighborhood, with service and ideals reflecting that, including an independent approach to spirits, removed from distributors or paid placement.
WHY NOW: The bar has quickly grown after opening with a scant budget, with partners Moe Aljaff and A.J. White working every single shift. Now with a team behind them, a wave of early accolades and a fine-tuned sense of what they’re actually trying to do, the sky’s the limit. Expect an entirely new bar build-out this year, with a new menu debuting each month, though favorites are often retained.