NYC’s first—and for now, only—cider bar is a special place. Pours of cider and apple-based spirits like Calvados, check. Hearty but not-too-heavy eats like curried fried sunchokes, check. A space that’s lively but intimate, check! It’s the sort of spot that makes you want to linger and chat until closing time.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: Cider, of course, whether bottled, on draft or incorporated into a cocktail like the Pequena Muerte (scotch, yellow Chartreuse, Oyster River cider)
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: It’s not just a cider bar. It’s also a much-lauded “vegetable-focused restaurant,” and it’s often booked solid. If you have your heart set on dining here, best make a reservation.