Apotheke alum Esteban Ordonez reincarnates a storied space—previously a '60s Beat hang and a Hells Angels haunt—as a throwback cantina. Modeled after Spanish and Italian wine caves, the low-lit basement spot is styled with raw cement floors, cobblestone walls and a 15-seat marble-topped bar. Ordonez highlights South American flavors in cocktails like the Colombian Power (rum, lulo-basil puree, club soda and camucamu powder) and the Diablito (pisco, ginger beer, lime and Cedilla liqueur). Beers both local and Latin (Kelso Pilsner, Negra Modelo) are on tap, with Aguila available by the bottle.
Burning Waters Cantina
|Venue name:||Burning Waters Cantina||Contact:|
116 MacDougal St
|Cross street:||between Bleecker St and Minetta Ln|
|Opening hours:||Daily 6pm-4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, M to W 4th St|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $12. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|