Sophisticated, creative cocktails and small plates
Noteworthy for: Cure alludes to the days when cocktails were designed like medicinal remedies.
Word to the wise: If you're not inclined to make the trip to Mid City, the team behind Cure have opened Belloq, another cocktail bar, in the Hotel Modern (936 Saint Charles Avenue, at Lee Circle).
It's a little off the beaten path (a block south of South Claiborne Avenue in Uptown), but the mixologists at refined cocktail bar Cure consider mixing drinks an art and demonstrate as much with their inspired and unique cocktails.
Housed in an old fire station with many of the original features, the bar has a refined feel about it - trendy without being too pretentious. The drinks list is long and contains many delightful spirits, aromatics, and bitters you may well have never heard of - all the more exciting to try them out.
Cure also serves small plates of food, with the kitchen open until 12midnight Sunday to Thursday, and 2am Friday and Saturday.