Impress your friends with your fancy cocktail knowledge by planning a meet-up at The Berkshire Room, an authentic watering hole with a retro vibe and super-skilled bartenders. Located in the trendy Acme Hotel, this place goes far beyond your usual after-work spot for martinis and Manhattans, so take friends with adventurous spirits, since you’ll want to sample almost everything on the menu. The Berkshire Room is fancy, but completely unpretentious, so you can relax and get a bit rowdy with your crew if that’s what the night calls for. Cozy up on a burgundy leather banquette, or, if your group’s not too big, settle in at the bar. That way you can ask the bartender all kinds of questions without getting the stink-eye that you might see at some “mixology bars” around town. A barrel-finished cocktail like the Old Money is a good start, with bourbon, aperol, and walnut liqueur aged to perfection. Or you could put your faith in the bar and opt for the “dealer’s choice.” Simply name your favorite spirit and a few ingredients you like and the bartender will whip up a creative concoction tailor-made for your tongue. Just think: if everyone in your group orders Dealer’s Choice, you’ll have your very own super-private cocktail party, bespoke drinks and all. You’ll be hard-pressed to find that deal anywhere else, so go crazy and roll with it.