Best Martini

The Shelter Cocktail Lounge

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The Shelter serves martinis in whatever flavor you can think of—chocolate, pomegranate, coffee, lemon drop, or good old gin and vodka with olives or a twist. They're strong and generously filled to the brim, giving you plenty of time to relax in the unpretentious, multi-mirrored disco lounge. This place looks like it used a time-turner to get to the '60s and never left. Sit on cushy, gold-glitter booths while you sip. Drink a martini in the smoker's lounge, or upstairs while playing pool, at the bar while watching a crazy movie, or near the entrance where you can play some ancient pinball. The Shelter pours martinis with pride. And it's even harder to say no when they offer $5 Stoli martinis every Thursday.

Runners up:

2. Sullivan's Steakhouse

1785 E. River Road


3. Kingfisher

2564 E. Grant Road


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