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Off the Menu: El Mar at Café Herrera

“Beverage director is my official title; my unofficial title is lush,” bartender Dex Gatlin explains with a smirk on his face. I’m seated at the bar of newly-opened Café Herrera at the Omni Hotel. After eyeballing the extensive cocktail list, I ask him what some of his favorites are. He recommends a drink that’s not yet on the menu.

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Keeping Tabs: Parker Barrows

Parker Barrows, a Bishop Arts bar and deli, is a quiet reference to the (usually mononymous) outlaws Bonnie and Clyde. The black-and-white color scheme, compact space, solid booze and food offerings, and subtle Great Depression-era feel do well to uphold the understated theme. The result is a friendly, accessible bar that should become your new hangout.

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The New Bodega Wine Bar

Tucked quietly in a plaza off of Mockingbird and Abrams just two doors down from Taco Joint, the new location of the Bodega Wine Bar may be easy to miss. That’s okay. Once you get inside, you are immediately transported to a romantic, stone-walled den where all of your wine-loving desires come to life. This introduction may seem […]

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