It’s a little slice of calm in Calhoun Square’s nightlife scene, a solid choice for the post-college crowd that wants to avoid the over-imbibed at the Independent and Figlios. Aura has a few dozen tables, a full bar, and a wine list—plus wood-fired pizzas and some upscale snacks. There’s no standing room, so full tables mean a full bar, and the late-night DJs fill the remaining space with dance beats, despite the lack of a dance floor. The beauty of Aura? Happy hour means happy afternoon, evening, and night—drink and food specials last from 4 p.m. to midnight.
Features: DJ, Happy Hour, Late-night Eats, Wine Bar
Happy Hour: Daily; $3 beer, wine, and rail drinks, food specials, 4 p.m.-midnight