Creative cocktails pair well with small plates, look appetizing in specialty glasses, and smell sweet when used by state senators as perfume. Make the most of specialty drinks with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of cocktails and small plates at Jade Lounge.
Coated in the rich, green tones of its namesake stone, Jade Lounge's cool ambiance lures revelers with finely crafted cocktails and then anchors them in place by filling their stomachs with Asian–style small plates. Love on the Porch cocktails ($9) soak palates in the nuanced sweetness of St. Germaine, orange bitters, and champagne, and the Oopsy Daisy ($9) combines Knob Creek and Chartreuse to make taste buds swoon like a group of 1950s teenagers at an unsupervised sock hop. In between sips of palatable potables, bar-farers savor deep-fried pork egg rolls stuffed with carrots, bean sprouts, ginger, and garlic ($5+). Alternatively, tempura vegetables ($4+) and tempura-fried tofu ($4) cultivate fervor for the culinary traditions of faraway lands, where tofu trees grow in the wild. DJs perform at Jade Lounge Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 p.m. to 10:45 p.m., and the music calendar lists upcoming live shows.