The Founding Fathers held their initial meetings in a neighborhood tavern, which explains why the Declaration of Independence's first draft had a long, rambling subsection devoted to how powdered wigs are a natural icebreaker. Revolt against the tyranny of boredom with today's Groupon to The Drop Bar and Bistro. Choose between the following options:
For $30, you get a tapas-style meal for two (up to a $62 total value):
- Choice of two starters (up to a $13 value each)
- Choice of two small plates (up to a $9 value each)
- Choice of two signature cocktails (up to a $9 value each)
For $55, you get a tapas-style meal for four (up to a $124 total value):
- Choice of four starters (up to a $13 value each)
- Choice of four small plates (up to a $9 value each)
- Choice of four signature cocktails (up to a $9 value each)
The Drop Bar and Bistro fuels social outings with a handful of menus that spotlight expert flavor pairings. Groups pluck from the starter menu's finger foods, including house-marinated olives or the mixed plate of imported meats and artisan cheeses sliced beside dried fruits, grapes, and cracked-pepper crostini. The small plate menu packs dishes with savory combinations such as marinated steak kebabs skewered with vegetables or crimini mushroom caps injected with truffle-infused goat-cheese mousse and sprinkled with artesian bread crumbs crafted by a now more discerning Hansel and Gretel. Signature concoctions in 13 varieties await on the specialty cocktail menu, including the red wine martini with vodka, Chambord, and pinot noir.
Exposed brick walls enclose the upscale lounge area at The Drop Bar and Bistro, and tall chairs elevate diners, protecting them from ambushes by hungry Lilliputians. Meanwhile, a music-video jukebox entertains with nearly 15,000 music videos.
The Drop Bar and Bistro
Beneath a chandelier made from wineglasses, mixologists concoct drinks with techniques that come close to alchemy. Specialty cocktails include a red-wine martini that marries pinot noir with Chambord and vodka, and edible cocktails—dubbed "drops"—are solidified through a secret molecular process akin to the one that turns cotton into cotton candy. Though spirits abound, beer drinkers aren't forgotten; the bistro imports nearly 100 types of bottled beer from all over the world, with an emphasis on microbrews. Small plates also draw visitors, especially in groups, as the chef's flatbreads and platters of dried fruits, meats, and artisan cheeses are ideal for sharing. Those who prefer individually portioned meals can enjoy entrees such as caramelized sea scallops with a cauliflower purée.