Just a few steps from the Joule Hotel lobby hangs a bright neon sign that reads, "COCKTAILS". Go there. Two flights of stairs down, and you’re in cocktail heaven. Chad Solomon and Christy Pope of beverage consulting group Cuffs & Buttons are the masterminds behind the cocktail menu, and it’s nothing short of amazing Try the shared Hogo A-Go-Go punch for four, made with Jamaica rum, lime, West Indian bay leaf falernum, hibiscus, and nutmeg.
This sophisticated underground little gem is set in the Joule Hotel—which subsequently means you can also indulge in some of the culinary offerings from CBD Provisions or Sassetta before heading down the stairs. Midnight Rambler is the kind of place that makes a fine choice for a special occasion, or for more normal occasions like "I feel like drinking something amazing." One of the city's most creative cocktail programs helmed by award-winning bartender Gabe Sanchez features an ever-changing drink selection, as well as limited-time pop-up menus that take any given theme to its ultimate conclusion.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating or standing (if you’re lucky), but reserve a seat to ensure a spot.
This cozy, subterranean refuge in the basement of the Joule Hotel is one of the best cocktail bars in town. Gabe Sanchez, formerly of Black Swan Saloon, and his team create interesting menus and are quick with conversation. Step into the windowless, warmly lit room, order a few rounds, down a Cuban Sandwich, nod your head to the always-stellar tunes, and then remark how late it’s gotten. Time flies when you’re having fun (and whiskey)