Essex Bar & Bistro
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Serving creative cocktails and elevated gastropub fare with a strong Mediterranean lean (lamb kefta sliders, falafel samplers, beef carpaccio), Essex Bar & Bistro is a popular haunt for post-work drinks in the uptown area. The leather- and brick-laden locale is ideal for friends who'd like to eat their way around the world, as the menu includes variations on Pan-Latin and Asian fare. Regardless of what you order, be sure to peruse the cocktail list, which provides an array of fresh takes on time-honored classics like sage martinis, blueberry gimlets, and the standout "Rob Collins No. 2," with Hendricks gin, mint, and a prosecco float.