The fine folks at C&C sure do take their fun seriously. The way the barkeep hitches his suspenders, furrows his brow and, with magician-like dexterity, whips you up one of their highfalutin cocktails—it's a hoot to watch, sure, but downright heavenly once you get a taste. The ever-evolving drink menu boasts creative concoctions such as the Mexican Fire Drill (jalapeño-infused tequila, pineapple, lime, raw sugar, and smoked salt), plus champagne cocktails and punch bowls (the craft cocktail equivalent of splitting a pitcher); they also have a couple of dozen rotating craft beers on tap. The kitchen stays open late (11pm, midnight on weekends), turning out elevated American comfort food such as bacon-wrapped mini-corn dogs with spicy cheese fondue, and roasted bone marrow. And if you’ve never had a bacon ice cream sandwich, here’s your chance. The setting—raw woods, shelves of vintage hardbacks, pithy quotes scribbled on the walls—means to evoke a simpler time, when folks used to "expect more, and demand less." Expect a lot here.