The drinks parallel the bright colors of this space, a coffee shop by day, bar by night, as well as art gallery and performance space. Liam Singer and Laura Davidson, the bartenders who opened HiLo early last summer craft dynamic cocktails, having fun with fruits, spices and herbal liqueurs for drinks that match the time of year. Roots and spices dominate in the colder months while their summer cocktails lean tropical, using fresh juices, and garnishes from local foragers. Try the Piña Picante, a mix of Tequila, Ancho Reyes, pineapple juice and lime served in a glass with a salt rim seasoned with spruce tips, sorrel and oxalis, or the Root Rush, a blend of Root, a birchbark-infused amaro, lime and Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur.
photo by Alan Koppel