Duck off Burnside through a nondescript door and suddenly you're in a different world—the bar at the RingSide, your very own intimate, but casual den. Of course, you can order one of the magnificent (and pricey) steaks from the restaurant menu. But that's not why you're here. You're interested in that wall of bottles beautifully stacked behind the bar, and the distinguished man in a tux calmly fixing the drinks, who will never be stumped by any possible cocktail request you dream up. Wines by the glass are also first rate and there's an extensive whiskey and scotch list. If you are feeling hungry, hit up the steak bites from the happy hour menu (9:30 pm-close)—a steal at $2.95. MJ SKEGG
2165 W Burnside,
Hours: Mon-Sat 5pm-12am, Sun 4pm-11:30pm
Cocktails, Happy Hour, If Your Parents Are Paying
Cocktails, If Your Parents Are Paying, Happy Hour
Mon-Sat 9:30pm-close ($4-6 menu; also available Sun 4pm-5:30pm).