Washed in candlelight, everyone looks better—fewer laugh lines, smoother skin, a flame-shaped twinkle in the eye. So with its 35—yes, we counted, 35—glowing mason jars, the five-month-old Landmark Saloon lets you put your best face forward for that first date. The heavy red drapes, doily-bedecked wine-barrel tables, and western-themed cocktail menu only add to the Lonesome Dove-esque ambience. (Just be sure to give your eyes time to adjust to the darkness when you walk in, lest you play Gerald Ford.) Added bonus: should you reach your drink limit before you run out of conversation, a gaggle of board games—from Trivial Pursuit to Life—gives you reason to linger just a little bit longer.
Featured in our December 2010 Best Bars package.