With plenty of green ivy cascading from planters mounted high on the walls that are bathed in a hot-pink glow, Papillon Cocktail Bar — a.k.a Papi’s — feels like a tropical escape. Owner Ricky Lopez moved to St. John’s from Honduras to become a mechanical engineer but decided instead to fill the local need for an intimate craft cocktail bar. Enjoy Mediterranean dips while grooving to ’90s hip hop and sipping classic drinks done right.
AN OLD FASHIONED, MADE PROPERLY WITH RICH DEMERARA SUGAR SYRUP.
Photos: Kara O’Keefe