The Fairmount's newly expanded kitchen allows it to churn out dishes such as sweet tea pulled pork tacos ($10), while small touches such as an indoor herb garden, give it extra charm. But its carefully crafted cocktails are still the draw. House-made ginger beer rejuvenates a classic Moscow mule ($8.50) and the New York sour ($10), a mixture of Bulleit rye, lemon, egg white, simple syrup and red wine foam is perfect for more adventurous drinkers. Whether it's cozying up with a date on the couch by the fireplace in the winter or grabbing a beer with friends on the tree-lined patio in the summer, this bar is great for celebrating any occasion.
2448 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights, 216-229-9463, thefairmount.net