From Our Editors
The sultry vibe at Stir begins with the atmosphere—dim lights and tabletop candles color the exposed-brick walls, making them at once warm and seductive. Red leather banquettes do their part to contribute to the overall vibe as well, but the real credit goes to the specialty martinis, mixed behind a tiled bar by bartenders who spice them with flavors such as blueberry, passionfruit, and peach tea. The lounge may be a hot spot for drinking, but the chefs also present a menu of sharing plates such as olive medleys, boneless chicken pops, and sirloin sliders that pair well with the bartenders’ crafts. On weekends, the posh lounge turns into a dance club, with DJs spinning hip-hop and top-40 tunes for guests who can dance to records or just chase them around the turntable.