A lot of people freeze up when they get inside a high-end cocktail joint. They don’t want to let on that they’re not an expert in craft mixology, with a Ph.D. in beverage alchemy. This is a shame, because these places shouldn’t be snooty—and most of them aren’t, once you scratch the surface.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, but do try to ask the right ones—the ones that will get you where you want to be: comfortably seated, with a highly enjoyable adult beverage in front of you.
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