Anvil Bar & Refuge
Anvil’s cocktail menu can be intimidating to the uninitiated. Or for that matter, to the initiated. Biblical in length, there is an actual table of contents just to organize the exhaustive catalog of cocktails—divided into sections like Sour & Short and Tropical & Tiki. Pray for the bartenders, who must master every single one before they earn their rank. If you arrive in time for a bartender’s “graduation day,” every item on the menu is just $1 as newbies are quizzed on their mixology credentials. Usually there’s a line out the door, but this bar is the call when you’re ready to venture away from your regular gin and tonic.