Hotel bars, like the drinks they serve, need to have the perfect ratio of ingredients for success: a no-nonsense attitude, the right amount of hustle and bustle, low-key lighting, a mix of locals and out-of-towners, and a bartender ready to whisk you away to another land. Bradstreet Craftshouse combines these elements into the metro's best hotel bar. Located on the first floor of the swanky Graves 601 Hotel, it's the perfect place to go for a quick and classy drink before or after a show at First Avenue, and it's a hotspot for celebrity sightings (such as Nick Offerman recently). With both contemporary cocktails (sorted by types of liquor) and classic bar drinks, Bradstreet's extensive but affordable drink menu can be a little overwhelming. If you're a gin fan, we recommend the Gatsby-like Slow Boat East; whiskey drinkers can't go wrong with a simple yet sophisticated old-fashioned with house-made bitters; and there's a long list of brews on tap for anyone who's not into the hard stuff. If you still don't know what to choose, the very knowledgeable staff can steer even the most indecisive person toward the drink of their dreams. Finally, soaking up those drinks with some of Bradstreet's incredible bites is a must, whether it's just fries or some of the perfectly seared scallops.