Want to feel like a big fish in a little pond? Grab a seat at one of the two (!) bars at Ocean Prime, which docked last month in a prime piece of real estate, right on the corner of Larimer Square. The downstairs bar alone is several times the size of any other bar on the block that caters to the over-thirty crowd; for a more intimate feel, try the upstairs space, with its seemingly endless windows and glowing bar.
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That's where I ordered a drink called Oxygen ($10), made with Absolut Berri Acai, Plymouth Gin, muddled white grapes, fresh basil and lemon (shown above). It was drinkable, but bland. On a second round, I went for the far more entertaining, delicious Berries and Bubbles ($12), a cauldron of Belvedere Cytrus Vodka, marinated blackberries, homemade sour and Domaine Chandon Brut, with a dry-ice presentation that kept the cocktail bubbling.
Like Ocean Prime itself, this drink is quite a catch.