This subdued lounge attempts to bring back some dignity to the Meatpacking District with pedigreed cocktails, and uncomplicated entertainment like foosball and Ms. Pac-Man. The cocktails alone almost pull it off: The Karzai blends Hennessy, egg white and poppy-seed puree; the Sommerwind juxtaposes lychee and cucumber in riesling for a fruity, fragrant melange. Unfortunately, the forced quirkiness of the snack menu (chocolate-covered bacon?) undermines the terrific drinks. MePa definitely needs a makeover, but 675 isn’t its saving grace.
|Venue name:||675 Bar||Contact:|
675 Hudson St
|Cross street:||at 13th St, entrance on 13th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 6pm–2am, Thu–Sat 6pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $12. AmEx, MC, V|