1015 NW Everett St., 445-8109, teardroplounge.com. 4 pm-close Monday-Saturday.
Entering Teardrop Lounge can be a bit intimidating for the average lush, with its posh decor and use of 400-year-old spirits such as Batavia Arrack and Carpano Antica. But the benefit of imbibing at an establishment that announces its intention to "revive the lost art of mixing drinks" is that the well-manicured bartenders know how to pour 'em. Obscure vintage libations like the $10 Biarritz Monk Buck are made with an artist's touch, but they will still get you fucking drunk. And it is possible to grab a simple $5 microbrew—but speaking from experience, ordering a beer here if you're with a cocktail enthusiast will put a serious damper on your relationship. MATT SINGER.
What to drink: Another Time, Another Place—a little pink number with whiskey, orange bitters, amaro and some other fancy shit.
Happy hour: Small food items for $4, classic cocktails $5-$6 4-7 pm Monday-Friday.
Entertainment: If you're paying attention to anything besides your drink, you're in the wrong place.