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Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour

A self-described “cocktailian,” Ross Simon of Bitter & Twisted is known for his tome-like illustrated menus that offer studied riffs on legions of classics, resulting in libations that are proudly “whimsical as fuck.” Among those are a chocolate Sazerac and the coldest old-school martini in town, which can be sipped in expansive booths upholstered in red leather under sky-high ceilings.
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 4-11 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 4 p.m.-1 a.m.
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Takeout