A Mongoose Walks into a Bar
Your Friday morning office routine consists of three Advil, strong coffee and Chanel No. 5 to ward off the smell of vodka seeping through your skin. You've always had issues balancing work and play.
Catch a brew and an education at Mongoose Versus Cobra, an off-the-beaten path respite we're calling the coolest bar to open in 2012. You'll be greeted with quotes from Kipling and Tennyson carved into the steps (English Lit, check), then taken back in time upon entering the 100-year-old ivy-covered brick structure that used to house a grocery store and a post office (history, check). Order top-notch brewskys from a pretty glass-encased keg system, or browse rotating cocktails made from pure distilled spirits - think spiced rum, ginger liqueur and lemon.
To imbibe or not to imbibe? It's not even a question.
Photo: VJ Arizpe