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Jessica Rogen | |

Serene dark aqua walls. Moody blue bar underlighting. A flock of tiny plastic birds hang from a gold curved gold ceiling. The new Bonito Bar is the perfect backdrop for a bright cocktail.

“It’s a lot of fun,” co-owner Natasha Kwan says. “People love it. They’re really enjoying the drinks, hanging out, saying they’ve never seen anything like it. You know, the vibe is cool.”

Kwan, and her husband Rick Roloff (Station No. 3, Diego’s Cantina), opened the figurative doors to the new bar within their renovated restaurant Frida’s (622 North and South Road, University City; 314-727-6500, last month. Long a vegan restaurant, Frida’s reopened at the same time as a pescatarian concept.

Bonito Bar