Velveteen Rabbit has made a splash for its affordable, hand-crafted cocktails, but don’t discount its impressive beer menu. On it you’ll find a rotating selection of serious local and national brews, including sours, which are naturally fermented and can be hard to find in town. Though the menu changes often, the bar typically carries Birthday Suit, a sour brown anniversary ale from Utah (hence the name), and Stillwater Cellar Door Saison, a smooth Maryland recipe with an herbal, citrus base. Though not sour, also try locally brewed Joseph James German Chocolate Cake Milk Stout or cheap but accessible Schlitz or Genessee for $3. It’s as easy to get lost in the Rabbit’s beer selection as it is to get wrapped up in its dreamy atmosphere.
"Cocktail bar of the year," The 17th Annual Desert Companion Restaurant Awards