Can Can Brasserie
3120 W. Cary St.
Second Place (Tie): Saison and Siné Irish Pub & Restaurant
Swanky. That about sums up Can Can in Carytown with its pretty patrons, polished bar and ambient yellow glow that spills out onto Cary Street after dark through the large front windows. Can Can transports you to another time and place, where you can sip on seasonal cocktails or precisely replicated classic libations. Knowledgeable bartenders regularly provide history lessons about drink origins and are more than accommodating when it comes to pairing suggestions. The place is infused with an invigorating buzz that fuels conversation and good times, but never so much as to become a bother. Saison has an intimate vibe and on-point cocktail program, and Siné has become an Irish staple in Shockoe Bottom.