Bar Frenchman, 5925 Baum Blvd., East Liberty
Ambiance: Tall ceilings and natural light make this spacious bar feel modern but warm. A long bar top and a glassed-in kitchen allow the diner to watch the professionals at work.
What we drank: Red cocktail (Del Maguey Vida mezcal, Cappelletti aperitivo, Bauchant orange liqueur, lime, hibiscus, beet)
Hot take: This drink is the first hue off of the beautifully styled, rainbow-themed cocktail menu. Bright is the trait that dominates this drink with mezcal adding a complex smokiness. The hibiscus flower that had been sweetened and dried into something like fruit leather- was a perfect, bright cap to the drink.