H. Harper Station


Owner and chief mixologist Jerry Slater runs this food-industry favorite that conjures a Southern vibe with its brick-lined room (a former train depot), punch served in crystal bowls, and small plates like candied bacon Cracker Jacks and smoked pimento cheese with cauliflower pickles.

Drink This: Vieux Carré, New Orleans’s Manhattan-like, rye whiskey–laced pride.

904 Memorial Drive, hharperstation.com

This listing originally appeared in our June 2012 issue.