Get Uptown to get down
From the Tavern-minded team behind Offshore, West Coast, TrueNorth, and like, at least two other taverns, Uptown's just popping open its Hillcrest doors, rocking a spacious streetside patio running the length of the joint, and an interior set up like a giant horseshoe centered around the bar, with a semi-covered, fireplace-laden back patio. Tapping Michael Soriano's mad design skills (he made Analog & Syrah look so damn cool), the interior gives off an unfinished, industrial vibe with lamps made from old metal water jugs, and walls dressed with pre-WWII NY Times articles for a look that people should start calling Prohibition Derelicte because it will catch on! Southern-leaning vittles include:
How does a 40-strong cocktail menu sound? If you said aloud to yourself, "Great!", then check out the video above to get the liquid lowdown from one very easy-on-the-eyes bartendress, and prepare to go in and tip her until you're the one who is derelicte.