The reason this gastro-pub in St. Philip's Plaza is so popular has a lot to do with the food. But what makes Union an "upscale" winner is its bar. The bar itself dominates the room and on any given night it will be three deep in a mix of young professionals, well-heeled foothills folk and an occasional out-of-towner staying nearby. This is the home of the Moscow Mule, a classic vodka cocktail served in a copper cup (you can find several 'Mule' drinks on the menu as well). They have punch bowl cocktails to be shared. And, of course a whole ration of house-created cocktails. The beer list is long and varied. Wines offer great choices be it red, white, rose or sparkled. Best of all the service is smart and swift, which adds to the upscale vibe.
47 N. Scott Ave.
278 E. Congress St.