From Our Editors
The Bar 515 logo, cut from metal and backlit by hidden bulbs, glows against exposed brick behind one of the bars. Frozen in time, revelers cavort and drink on sprawling murals, mimicking the fun had by live guests who sip drinks and tuck into finely crafted meals. The menu here is American meets Mediterranean, and more than 30 beers on tap are available. As distinctive as the fare is the architecture, whose textured ceiling, industrial accents, and a second, 360-degree bar create a sense of utilitarian unity. Candle-lit booths offer privacy for quiet conversations and discrete food fights, and the restaurant's several plasma screens make it seem like customers are right there at the big game.