Combine Violet Hour drinks with dive bar minimalism and you’ve got Analogue, the latest venture from Violet vets Robert Haynes and Henry Prendergast. Well-conceived cocktails share menu space with $3 drafts of Bud and everything in between, including surprises such as purls (beers infused with wormwood) and Cajun bites cooked up by the former chef at Rootstock. The look—sleek gray-and-black metal tables, exposed brick, candles everywhere—screams alternative ca- sual, all the more so with a guest DJ spinning LCD Soundsystem (a bit too loudly).

Who’s there: Plaid-clad Gen-Xers

What to order: The Double Take (Letherbee gin, Punt e Mes vermouth, Letherbee Fernet) and a purl—just to try it