In a great old building in downtown El Paso, the Reagan, previously known as a grub pub, has seriously upped its dining game thanks to the presence of chef Bobby Griffing (the Texas native previously spent time cooking in Dubai). The fun bar is as much a draw as the food, with mixologists working alongside the chef to create cocktails like a Bada Bing, a coconut fat–washed creation of Bacardi rum, vegan foam, and citrus. Have it with takoyaki, the traditional ball-shaped Japanese snack consisting of minced octopus, Japanese mayo, bonito flakes, and togarashi. This opener can be followed by the Quack Quack, a duck confit burger with foie gras aioli and a sunny-side duck egg on a house-made butter bun with duck chicharrones and duck-fat fries. The Reagan is not just for nightcaps, however; it’s open from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m., which means you might stop in for daytime offerings like the lox and bagel brunch board or fig and prosciutto flatbread. And for dessert, the decadently smooth Basque cheesecake is fine any time of day. While you wait, enjoy eclectic movies on the screen.
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Eclectic international snacks and imaginative cocktails make for some serious fun.