374 Selby Ave., St. Paul
Described as "a predecessor to the modern martini,"The Classic Martinez is as smooth as the name implies: Hayman's Old Tom Sweet Gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, peach bitters and house-marinated maraschino cherry. Fragrant. Strong. Fuzzy-blanket warm.
And, W.A. Frost has got it going on--their Victorian bar is New Orleans-cool and the patio seating-- especially on a couch round the fire pit--is so comfy you could almost hang out in your PJ's. Happy hour is daily from 4-6 and 9-11.