Rio Rita is a low-key neighborhood bar near 12th and Chicon. Don’t let the minimal decor fool you: the cocktails are great, and most of them are under $10. It’s a good place for a low-key first date (impress them by ordering a Dublin Pickup), or after-work drinks with a friend. If you get hungry, King Bee serves great pizza next door.
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