Goat & Rabbit, a cozy new cocktail bar in Kansas City, provides an upscale yet approachable drinking experience that everyone from university students to professionals can appreciate.

Beverage director Kelsey Earl takes inspiration from classic cocktails and experiments with flavor combinations to create distinct drinks. Her Black Manhattan, for instance, is made with rye whiskey, Averna (a type of amaro), walnut liqueur, Angostura aromatic bitters and brandied cherries.

The Pic’s Cosmo features citrus vodka, cranberry cordial, dry Curaçao, lime juice and apricot foam. Not in the mood for a cocktail? Co-owners Atit and Jugal Patel have also curated a 20-tap beer program that highlights some of the city’s best breweries, as well as a small, focused wine program that they plan to thoughtfully expand over time.

Goat & Rabbit, 1804 W. 39th St., Kansas City, Missouri, gandrkc.com