Sink into a cushy lounge chair or sidle up to the bar. Either way barman Jesse Held will know exactly what kind of elixir to mix up for your world-weary soul or your celebratory cheer. Held is a master of the shaker: He's taught classes on cocktail basics at the underground bar and partnered with the Minnesota Historical Society to lead discussions on Victorian-era tipples. Though Held will be off working on other bar concepts soon, his stay at Parlour (the bottom half of the North Loop's Borough) has set this bar program on a steady course, with just the right blend of adventure and tradition. Go old-school with an expertly executed Parlour Old Fashioned, or let them tweak a classic with the bar's rotating seasonal Manhattan.