A cigar is a sign of opulence, like a toilet full of diamonds or a topiary garden full of toilets full of diamonds. Live the good life with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of upscale pub fare and cigars at Mallard's Bar, located inside the Peabody Hotel.
Mallard's Bar echoes the era of classic cocktails with its shaken and stirred elixirs, refined pub fare, and decadent 19-page cigar menu. Bartenders muddle fizzy flavors into Brandon's Gin Collins with fresh-squeezed lemon, simple syrup, and a topper of tonic and fruit ($8). Dozens of premium liquors ($8) can be used as props in British secret-agent costumes, and sultry glasses of red wines ($8–$10) seduce lips with jammy hints of cherry, plum, and blackberry. Set a savory base for libation-laced interludes with selections from the bar menu, such as Southern fried chicken tenders dressed in honey-mustard duds ($9.95) or a capriccio hamburger outfitted with a half-pound Angus patty and seasoned fries ($10.50).
Gaggles of guests may gather in the bar's lounge-like atmosphere after dinner to puff selections from a well-groomed cigar case that houses Dominican gems by Arturo Fuente ($14 each) or nutty Miami roll-ups by Padilla ($21 each). Sprawl alongside antique duck decoys in rich, leathery chairs lining the wooden walls and full bookshelves to admire panels of flat-screen televisions while catching wafts of neckties and bank-scented cologne.