Bar Fausto is a hip, industrial hangout serving craft libations, beer, and wine. The drink menu changes with the seasons, but they understand that some cocktails are hard to forget, so the vices are all numbered and stored away for relocation if needed.
OUR ARTICLEBY: Travis Platt Contributing writer
Contained in cinder blocks and adorned with a massive mural of a stylized snake is RiNo’s most eclectic haunt, Bar Fausto. The perfect balance of industrial meets retro ignites the brilliant vibe that this cocktail refuge has fashioned. Like the wide mouth of a python, a glass garage opens to the street, revealing the long and cozy cavern inside. And similar to the trance of a serpent’s glare, you’ll be hypnotically lured into this world of classic simplicity that makes Fausto a venomous obsession.
the bartenders enter the conversation as talk of rocky-mountain mysteries and thin-air philosophy is poured into any friendly discussion, making Fausto a pillar of hospitality.
A large arcade-style racing stripe is bordered along the inside, delivering a sense of exciting nostalgia. Follow the bright lines to hand-crafted wooden tables, strong cocktails, and a black-finished bar just aching to be “bellied up” to.
The drinks here are thought out to the tiniest and most precise detail but finish simple, and though well-balanced charcuterie is available, it’s a bar first as the name implies. Drinks are made to sit in the glass and be admired for as long as your patience can be tested, because once you have a taste, the lifespan of your liquid companion will be incredibly short.
The drink menu changes with the seasons, but they are simply numbered and stored away for relocation if needed; if the menu has morphed to a new direction, you can still choose that lucky number 13 that kept you warm through the chilling bite of last year’s winter. Because some people embrace change and others stick to tradition, along Fausto’s bar top you will find members of both committed life values. Here, the bartenders enter the conversation as talk of rocky-mountain mysteries and thin-air philosophy is poured into any friendly discussion, making Fausto a pillar of hospitality.
Don’t be surprised if a Bar Fausto matchbook, worn thin and serving as token of a great time, lives on your desk at home. A simple glace at it serves as a reminder to return towards Fausto to strike up conversation and light up your night in a city that sits in the plains.
Don’t just arrive thirsty, the small plates are rockin’ to curve an appetite from Oysters to Antipasti
Beyond the Numbered cocktails, the menu is dialed out to spirits if you’re in a specific mood
Happy Hour from 4-6pm, is one of the most clutch in town
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