WHY HERE: Partners Dave Arnold (Booker and Dax, French Culinary Institute), Greg Boehm (Cocktail Kingdom) and Don Lee (PDT) have teamed up to present this exciting new Greenwich Village space featuring science-influenced mixed drink. Juices are clarified, nitrogen gives bubbles to creatively infused spirits (and “smoke” to muddled drinks), and Arnold’s beloved hot poker is back. Teetotalers will love the serious (and delicious) alcohol-free options like the Doyenne (clarified comice pear and Mount Olympus tea).
WHY NOW: The drinks may be high-tech (ask about the ever-changing roster of nitro-muddled and hot poker cocktails), but the exposed-brick vibe is low-key and welcoming, like the best boozy living room possible. Plus, there’s a vending machine filled with bottled cocktails.