Bar Type(s)
Outdoor Patio, Specialty Cocktails

Paydirt is the lynchpin operation at Northeast Sandy's Zipper micro-restaurant. Ezra Caraeff, owner of N Killingsworth Avenue’s Old Gold, wanted to build a bar that didn’t take itself too seriously—despite its heavyweight book of 100-plus whiskeys. The long, dark den seats 40 inside, with plush, black booths and a semi-secret, 1930s phone booth where you can expediently order champagne, Prosecco, or a bucket of Miller High Life. Cocktails keep it simple, with a standard Manhattan, a rotating, bartender’s choice Old Fashioned, and a few house quaffs, like the refreshing Catbird Seat—a mix of vodka, raspberry and apple ciders, lime, and rhubarb bitters.