Crush hits all the right notes with friendly bartenders, pumping (but not obnoxious) music, a queer-friendly crowd and a long drink menu riddled with tempting libations. It may take you 15 minutes to pick your poison, but rest assured, it will appease. The Pear of Panties, served on the rocks, is a clear standout—tasting like juicy-pear jelly beans in a refreshing alcohol form. The dessert martinis are rich and decadent, mixing creams and liqueurs into an icy cone of sweet sin. To achieve full satisfaction, top off the night with an order of Crush’s nachos, or any other item off its surprisingly fantastic food menu, which is vegetarian and vegan-centric.
What to drink: Pear of Panties.
Happy hour: $1 PBR, $3 microbrews and well drinks, $4 martinis, $4.50 wine; all day Tuesday, 4:30-7 pm Wednesday-Friday, 4-7 pm Sunday.
Entertainment: DJs, the decor, attractive people.