The bar on Lee Circle was inspired by E.J. Bellocq's photographs of Storyville madams, and its drinks are as playful as the subjects of his famous images. Cobblers are made with port or sherry and fruit, and McAlpins Mushroom combines Scotch, shiitake sake cordial and Perfecto Amor liqueur. There's also absinthe, fortified wine and punches. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
The grilled cheese sandwich features manchego, rabbit, peppers and orange. Grilled “country bread n’ fixins” offers individual jars of spread, or a platter with all six — smoked Gulf fish, deviled ham, beet hummus, pimento cheese, red bean dip and pickled egg salad. Reservations accepted. Dinner Sun., dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $