Mongoose Versus Cobra
The crowd can be described as painfully hip at this dark, sleek craft beer bar in Midtown. The owners are responsible for a stunning restoration of a turn-of-the-century building that served as both an auto repair shop and a post office in the past. Ivy-covered brick, dramatic high ceilings, a custom keg system protected by glass and quotes from Kipling on the front steps beckon the serious beer drinker to stay a while. There's also a tightly edited selection of cocktails.