Top choice bar in Uptown & Riverbend

This stylish purveyor of cocktails and spirits flickers like an ultramodern apothecary shop, a place where mysterious elixirs are expertly mixed to soothe whatever ails you. A smooth and polished space of modern banquettes, anatomic art and a Zen-garden outdoor area, Cure is where you come for a well-mixed drink, period. It's drinks for adults in a stylish setting.

The premise here is that a good cocktail is the height of a bartender’s craft. Classics such as the Sidecar and the Rob Roy are given an innovative spin with spices, citrus additions and, occasionally, chocolate. On Friday and Saturday evenings, men will be asked to remove their baseball caps – a tactic intended to filter out rowdy undergrads.