The Vibe and Drinks Keep it Casual at These Cocktail Bars

Anthony Todd

Why is it that some cocktail bars became known for serving both craft drinks and patronizing, fedora-clad bartenders? Not to mention a list of rules and blank stares if a guest tries to order a simple shot, an ice cream drink or a frozen margarita?

“We got to a place that, in order to get an excellently crafted cocktail, you ended up where a guy with a vest would tell...