Tonique is a bartender’s bar. Seriously, on a Sunday night, when the weekend rush is over, we’ve seen no less than three of the city’s top bartenders arrive here to unwind. Why? Because this gem mixes some of the best drinks in the city, and it has a spirits menu as long as a Tolstoy novel to draw upon.

The one drawback: if Tonique is crowded, it can take awhile to get your drink. Deep breaths. These cocktails are made with love and care, and deserve a little patience.