Young professionals and first-daters gather at the butcher-block bar inside this subterranean Gramercy groggery. There, black-clad bartenders muddle fruity and herbed cocktails—like the citrus-mint martini and mellow cucumber Cosmo—to order. The cut-rate happy hour (Mon–Fri 5–9pm) finds drinks discounted to $4, fostering a loquacious, toasting crowd.
322 Second Ave
|Cross street:||between 18th and 19th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 5pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First or Third Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $8. MC, V|