When you're ready to leave the well drinks behind, consider Secret Society Lounge and its list of cocktails both classic and custom (and absinthe!). With a menu that incorporates quail eggs and vintage decor that includes a fez-wearing hunting trophy, the Secret Society takes cues from private clubs frequented by 20th-century bluebloods and the fraternal orders the building once hosted. These days the bar is probably better suited for casual nights out with friends or a dinner date than the old boys' club. JASON SLOTKIN.
What to drink: Sazerac.
Happy hour: $5 drink specials 5-7 pm Sunday-Thursday, $1 off vodka and whiskey mules 10 pm-close nightly.
Entertainment: Live music.