Honestly, for a hilly city, you’d think there would be a few more high-altitude bars. Still, Malverde raises the bar — literally. This Second Street District venue flashes its urbanity like freshly bleached teeth: It’s chic, sexy, and happening. Potent and expensive, designer drinks set the mood in this music-dominated scene where the tiny dance floor calls out to Jimmy Choo-clad feet. Get this: the view alone is worth the visit.

400 B West 2nd
512-474-0200
www.malverde.com