Graffiti Bar Is One of ‘America’s Best Outdoor Bars’

Just follow the giant blinking spray can.
Just follow the giant blinking spray can. Photo: Sampan/Graffiti Bar

Unless owner Michael Schulson has some kiddie pools iced down for folks to wade in out behind Sampan, this news will go over today like a tall glass of boiling beer: Travel + Leisure listed his Graffiti Bar as one “America’s Best Outdoor Bars.” The magazine takes note of the bar’s urban scheme, saying the “look is a little rough,” but vouches for the cocktails and the $2 happy hour satays. With any luck rain in tonight’s forecast will not only put the bar’s clear ceiling to good use, but provide a little relief from this heat. [T+L]