[Photos: Shannon Kintner/EATX]
Half Step, an elevated cocktail bar from industry veteran Chris Bostick and partners Eric Alperin, Cedd Moses, Sasha Petraske, and Eric Needleman, is winter's hottest bar opening. The welcoming and civilized space is a sharp departure from Rainey Street's rowdy reputation. The Half Step team lovingly selected every detail, from the art deco light fixtures to the luminous gold wallpaper, with the same precision he and his bar team bring to the drinks. Eater photographer Shannon Kintner takes you inside.