“I would rather eat at a bar than drink at a restaurant.” That one phrase, in part, sums up the mantra of Asbury Provisions. In a city filled with chef driven restaurants and homogenized bar experiences, there is a real need to return to an imbibing culture operated by people who have a deep understanding of, and love for, bar culture—a return to the kind of place with bartenders who aren’t making their way through college but are lifelong professionals, with a passion for the work they do. These are the bartenders who know and love the libations they serve and relay that enthusiasm to the guest.