50. The Bar at the Colonnade


Whippersnappers may scoff at a joint that closes at 9 on weeknights and 10 on weekends, but the clientele of this restaurant, founded in 1927, could hold their own with any millennial. On a recent Wednesday, we found the bar packed by 5:30 p.m.; regulars staked out the comfy seats in front of the fireplace and claimed the seven high-backed stools at the bar.

Don’t miss The dry gin martini
What’s playing WSB
The scene The same “gays and grays” crowd that seeks out the meat-and-two specials at the adjoining restaurant.

1879 Cheshire Bridge Road
Designated parking

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