Cocktail Bar in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Paying material homage to its once-industrial setting, this brick-and-wood cellar bar beneath Chelsea Market serves up properly blended cocktails ($15) and interesting craft beer. The decor makes use of materials from vintage sources – including an old NYC water tower and the nearby High Line – to create a warm and relaxing space.

Bar snacks such as hot spiced chickpeas with kale, tahini and jalapeño or the 'Jamanero Sandwich' (pulled pork, ham, pickles and cheese) are as unusual as they are satisfying (plates $10).