Food plays a significantly bigger role here than it does next door at Frederick Twomey’s wine bar, Bar Veloce. The Basque menu lists tasty bites such as serrano-ham sandwiches on mini brioches and slices of pork belly with juniper-accented chickpea puree. In keeping with the theme, the wine list highlights obscure favorites from the Iberian Peninsula. The decor is Spanish-influenced too: mosaic tiles, cement bar and pans dangling from the ceiling.
|Venue name:||Bar Carrera||Contact:|
175 Second Ave
|Cross street:||between 11th and 12th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 6pm–2am; Fri, Sat 5pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average glass of wine: $11. AmEx, MC, V|