Bugatta

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Bison Sliders and Martinis on Melrose

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It’s that time of year again. You can’t trust your eyes. That sexy nurse might not actually be a nurse.

Hell, even bars are dressing up.

Meet Bugatta, a light, breezy patio cocktail spot disguised as a sexy, S&M-y restaurant, opening tomorrow in the former Bungalow Club on Melrose.

Up front is the place’s “sexy [blank]” costume—the main dining room is donned with studs, leather and some highbrow art of a girl in a leather bustier. So if it’s around dinnertime and you’re suddenly feeling a little carnivorous, grab a table and make some filet mignon skewers and bison sliders happen.

But step out back and you’ll see the demure cocktail spot underneath that costume. Think lots of open air, bamboo, billowing white curtains and roomy cabanas with white ostrich-skin booths that you might find poolside on a discreet hotel rooftop. (Note: there’s no pool. Or hotel. Or rooftop.)

This is where you’ll want to ride out the sunset with a second date and a couple rounds of Dirty Hipsters (with scotch, ginger beer and basil). It’s also a good spot to keep in mind for happy hour, since plenty of martinis are $6 every day from 4 to 7pm.

With or without dirty hipsters.

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