American car culture exploded around the middle of the last century, long before the actual cars did, as the Pinto wasn't introduced until the early '70s. For a red hot new bar dedicated to '60s sweet rides, cruise over to Stingray Lounge
Named after Chevy's concept muscle car and parked in Highland's old Boston Fish Shack spot, Stingray's an auto-obsessed watering hole decked out with paint-job reds and aquas, photos of drag races, and a grainy custom-built bartop meant to evoke the side paneling of an old "woody car", also the name of a future animated film thrown together when Pixar just completely runs out of ideas. Greasing comes via 12 taps like Breck's Agave Wheat, Lefthand's Sawtooth, Wynkoop's Rail Yard Ale, and Great Divide's Samurai, plus $3 "Chitown Stingers" ("shots of whiskey and tequila in a true shot glass"), and a selection of six wines that includes a Chilean Malbec and a few bottles from eco-friendly Cali vineyard Round Hill -- so tasty that even moderate drinkers will find one glass a slippery slope. The food's kept appropriately simple and can be enjoyed on their massive 45-seat deck, with eats ranging from tater tots, to simple salads, to 'za slices (toppings include Italian sausage, pressed tomatoes, pineapple, and bacon) made by the former owner of Benny Blanco's Slice of the Bronx, named after the literal last slice in the Bronx, Luis Guzman having eaten all the others
And because gas ain't cheap these days, they've got a weekday happy hour with $3 wells and select CO crafts, meaning unlike approximately one out of every three people to ever drive a Pinto, you won't end up getting burned.