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 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)