Although I live a mere five blocks away, I only recently discovered Ranstead Room. It's amazing! The bartenders take their craft extremely seriously, and the drinks are superb. I managed to sip my way through three of them, each one a glass of utter perfection. I especially like that all the drinks they serve with what would be ginger ale, they use fresh-squeezed ginger juice, simple syrup, lime, and soda. The ginger was actually spicy and the drink was delicious. The one I liked most was called penicillin.
I wish they offered a few more food options for those of us who can't walk in a straight line after three drinks on an empty stomach, but I get it -- it's a drinking place, not an eating place. I will definitely be back!