If you haven’t gathered by now, I’m a big fan of cozy. The Oak Bar is one of the classiest and coziest little bars I’ve ever had the pleasure of sitting in. They make a truly great Sazerac and the snack menu, developed by Chef Tyler Brown, is simple, unpretentious, and delicious. Usually, downtown is reserved for the tourists—locals are hard-pressed to find a reason to go—but The Oak Bar is my reason. It's a pretty place to sit and have a good drink that is, quite frankly, usually full of elderly foreign tourists (yes please!) who don’t care what you’re wearing or who you’re with. If you make it there, head to the stunner of a boy’s bathroom adjacent to the bar. It’s legendary, and a great place to hang out with your girlfriends. Just knock first.