Photograph by Alyson Aliano
Is it a stylish cocktail haunt, an earnest gastropub, or a neighborhood bar? Let’s say all three. Marble-top tables and an arched brick ceiling give Black Market a rustic, romantic air. The menu leans toward premium snacks like deviled quail eggs and house-made dill potato chips. You don’t need to be a mixology expert to decipher the cocktails, which are inventive and carefully prepared. Good tip: For a gluttonous adult riff on a childhood favorite, try the gooey, deep-fried Fluffernutter sandwich. » 11915 Ventura Blvd., blackmarketliquorbar.com.