I'm a lover of cocktails, and I'm trying to find, i guess, the perfect bar - just the right balance of atmosphere, service, quality and price, and somewhere where the food is at least up to the same par as the drinks. the closest ive gotten to my platonic ideal is deep ellum, but thats a different story.
anyways, this week a friend and i hit a few bars in the general central-inman square area: highlights:
green street: one of my favorites for drinks, but the food is pretty expensive - i couldnt afford to eat a meal here. i try to go here at least once a month, but strictly for a drink before a show or dinner elsewhere.
cuchi-cuchi: even more effete than i imagined from the name and exterior, but they put some thought into their menu, though its again expensive. probably wont go back unless im trying to impress a girl with how sensitive i am.
b-side lounge: good atmosphere, tasty and affordable food and drink (though not what i'd call cheap - my "po' boy" was $14), but its in that no man's land of inman square - its about 20 minutes away from everywhere else.
most of the other places in that strip are, by my research, basic beer places or hipster doofus hangouts, but im sure ive missed something; a diamond in the rough or an out-of-the way spot with good drinks and a modest menu.
also, im wondering what i should do for my next trip. based on an experience at the independent a while back, id like to return and check out that neighborhood. what else is around there besides east coast grill?