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Technically, Benchmark is a sports bar, so it’s popular with the bros (read: former frat boys turned adult), and has more flatscreens than I care to count. But there’s also a see-and-be-seen quality to the space, and at night, the heels go on and everyone from college kids to cougars seem to be on the prowl. Plus, there are the perks: better-than-the-average-bar food (tuna tostadas, lamb burgers, flatbreads, and a ridiculously good skillet cookie) and a retractable roof, which draws a more mellow, less sporty crowd to the second level.