WHY HERE: Helmed by Death & Co veteran Joaquín Simó, this relatively large Alphabet City cocktail den has become a destination for inventive detail-oriented cocktails and attractive small bites. The friendly staff and welcoming environment make it perfect for dates or impressing out-of-town guests.
WHY NOW: The inventive, seasonally changing menu is inspired by different regions, time periods and mythologies. (The winter menu in 2019 was influenced by cheesy TV shows.) A collection of vintage Chartreuse bottles is available for customized tasting flights.