Housed in a 1912 building with an embossed copper ceiling, McCormick's Fish House & Bar has polished brass detailing, deep-green leather seating, and a generous

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Best Old-School Place for an Old-School Cocktail

McCormick's Fish House and Bar

Housed in a 1912 building with an embossed copper ceiling, McCormick's Fish House & Bar has polished brass detailing, deep-green leather seating, and a generous smattering of historical photos. In short: everything you need for a serious old-school drink, including a bartender dressed more formally than the patrons. The best thing to request (especially if you're trying to hold out for the $2.95 happy-hour burger) is a whiskey sour. This might sound like Granddad's drink, but it's a classic for a reason: Served in a fat rocks glass, fresh-squeezed lemon juice tempers a dose of whiskey, which gets prettied up with a maraschino cherry and a slice of lemon. But don't be fooled by the sweet garnish; this drink possesses a sophisticated sense of balance—and it just happens to pair quite nicely with the burger or fish and chips.—Adriana Grant

 
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