Sometimes considered a Roosevelt Row dive with the best collection of bottled imports and specialty beers in the fridge, Lost Leaf should also be recognized for its interesting lineups of live local music, and the one-of-a-kind paintings, sculpture, drawing and more that adorn its wooden walls. The bar opens only after 5 p.m. so guests may have to squint to check out the rotating collections on the wall. But squint away—it’s worth it. Curated by local visual artist Tato Caraveo, there is always something interesting up at Lost Leaf. From paintings of monkeys up to various shenanigans, to intriguing metal works mixed with wood, this bar shows art of many varieties. Through the month of September, Lost Leaf features the art of Bridt Ellyse and in October will display dark drawings and prints by Phil McCarty. “Every first Friday we open up our beer garden and host the artist reception on Third Fridays,” says organizer Tato Caraveo. Downtown artwalk patrons and neighbors can visit Lost Leaf at
The Lost Leaf
914 N. Fifth St.