San Francisco

Just opened off James T's favorite street, this funhouse-mirror-equipped, two-story drinkery's going upscale carnival (from the red leather couches, to the rollercoaster-etched counter seating, to Ferris wheel lightning) and filling two copper bars with on-tap spirits (Jack, Jameson, tequila, and Fernet) and twists on classic cocktails like the Russian Bear (vodka, lime, ginger beer) and the San Francisco Manhattan (rye, Carpano Antica Formula, and cherries).