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Stepping off bustling Welton Street and into the Marigold, a bar meets plant shop that opened in March, feels like entering a lush oasis. But the shoppable pothos and monsteras aren’t the only things that make this sun-filled spot refreshing. Instead of adding to the roster of whiskey-heavy bars around town, co-owners Genevieve Shifrin and Sudhir Kudva—part of the eight-person group behind local concepts such as Gold Point and the Matchbox—built the menu around inventive gin cocktails. “There’s so much more out there other than Tanqueray and Bombay,” Kudva says. “We’re trying to get people to explore.” Although other liquors (and beer and wine) are available, we recommend sampling a few of the Marigold’s 20 versions of the versatile botanical spirit in a flight. Of course, visitors could also simply grab a mule, made with gin or vodka, or a G&T, both just $7 during happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m. daily. For maximum serenity, enjoy your sips on the sprawling, umbrella-shaded rooftop, perched up a staircase from the main bar, or in the tranquil Japanese garden on the back patio.