Hear poetry and rock music at this subterranean drinkery. The onetime home of legendary bohemian hangout Gaslight Café now features stone walls, wood beams and tufted brown-leather seating. Bottled beers run the gamut from PBR to Chimay. The cocktail list, created by Balthazar bartender Alex Clark, offers both classics, such as Manhattans and sidecars, and twists, like the Gaslight, made with chipotle-infused tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and honey syrup.
116 MacDougal St
|Cross street:||between Bleecker and W 3rd Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 2pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, M to W 4th St|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $11. AmEx, MC, V|