My Favorite Bar...For Disappearing Into a Dark Corner

Despite the fact that trying to be sure no one will see you in a room the size of Baby Bar is about as effective as an ostrich burying its head in the sand, its stealthy side entrance, red lighting and limited seating make this bar feel like an exclusive, unreachable (if only briefly) corner of the city. The entire space is decorated with wonderfully peculiar art: stuffed creatures sit on a branch over the jukebox, which has one of the best selections in town; a large white-line drawing of mountains and a naked woman's backside fills a wall above bench seating, where more butts can try to squeeze around the few small, round tables. The bar has something for every thirst, with Rainier as ready as a daiquiri with a raw sugar rim, but if nothing else, be sure to try the Greyhound made with fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice.

Whiskey Barrel Weekend @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort

Fri., Oct. 2 and Sat., Oct. 3
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Samantha Wohlfeil

Samantha Wohlfeil covers the environment, rural communities and cultural issues for the Inlander. Since joining the paper in 2017, she's reported how the weeks after getting out of prison can be deadly, how some terminally ill Eastern Washington patients have struggled to access lethal medication, and other sensitive...