Sure, sometimes you want to sit out on a nice patio while you're guzzling a potent adult beverage. And then there are the times you want to gulp your poison in an industrial, but comfortable, basement. Lucky for us, Spotted Owl in Tremont provides the underground ambiance, in a century-old space, for serious drinking. It also serves some of the best booze concoctions in town. This speakeasy parked at the bottom of the Tremont Lofts has been in business for some time now, but owner Will Hollingsworth is always pushing the envelope, trying new things and learning. He even staged at the Dead Rabbit in New York City, roundly considered the best cocktail bar in the world, to learn how the best of the best do it. Thankfully, he brought all those tricks of the trade and more back home so we can enjoy them.
710 Jefferson Ave., 216-795-5595, spottedowlbar.com.