Best Downtown Bar - 2013
Bad News Bar
Justin Burrow's no-frills cocktail bar isn't even a year old, but it's already our favorite downtown hangout. You don't have to call Bad News Bar by its full name (Captain Foxheart's Bad News Bar & Spirit Lodge) to enjoy it; in fact, it's better if you just relax and let Burrow and his crew mix you any drink you can dream up inside the second-story shotgun bar with its tall, New Orleans-style ceilings, then take it outside to drink in the dazzling view of downtown from the elegant balcony. Cocktails aren't your thing? You can get cheap Lone Stars and chilly daiquiris here, too.