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Mustard colored booths, a classic tin paneled ceiling, and a bingo board that lets you know when your order is ready all work together to give this spot personality without going overboard with kitsch. It’s unique, but comfortable. You can grab a cocktail or opt for a Montucky Cold Snack. And while the space definitely has cocktail bar vibes, there is plenty on offer in the food department to keep everyone in your party fully satiated and ready for round two of drinks.
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The gist: Where most bars serve the same pub fare, Brass Tacks made it a point to shine. In addition to its thoughtfully crafted cocktails, the cool and curated space—with its velvet booths and Rainbow Room—is also home to a killer food menu. Executive chef JV Hernandez now commands the kitchen, sending out mouthwatering bites courtesy of a new summer menu.
The food: If nothing else, Brass Tacks has one of the most unique bar menus available. Split a mouth-tingling order of sea salt and vinegar fries complete with paprika ketchup and a chili-lime yogurt, or dive into uncharted (but exciting) territory via the roasted bone marrow with shishito pepper chimichurri. There are classics for the less adventurous folks, of course, by way of the fried chicken sandwich, and feel encouraged to satisfy your sweet tooth with the unforgettable sticky toffee cake.
The cost: Find bar snacks for $5 - $6, apps for $8 - $15, and mains from $15 - $24.