The undertown entrance to this eclectic subterranean space, which opened in 2013, can be difficult to spot—at the bottom of a Tyler Street staircase. There you'll find a sophisticated yet casual wine and cocktail bar that melds vintage Victorian with a rustic industrial feel and sense of whimsy (concrete floors, reclaimed wood, antiques). Catering to the after-hours crew, it offers contemporary bites, handcrafted cocktails, and a distinctly steampunk vibe. Specials like
bread crumb–encrusted mac-n-cheese in tarragon béchamel sauce or pork tenderloin with roasted parsnips can be eaten at the force-rusted steel bar or in any of the intimate nooks. Most of the sodas, syrups, bitters, and infusions are made in-house. Quick bites include antipasto and hummus plates and pulled pork or lamb sliders.