Just when we thought Manhattan was mojito’d out, here comes Crudo, which adds special touches to the Brazilian drink like fresh watermelon juice or ginger. This skinny bar on Clinton Street is the perfect spot to grab a pre- or post-dinner drink—there’s always a seat at the bar and the decor (poured concrete walls, dim lighing) has a calming effect. An unmistakably local crowd smokes cigarettes and debates philosophies on cinderblock seating in the back garden.
54 Clinton St
|Cross street:||between Rivington and Stanton Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sat 6pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Delancey St; J, Z, M to Delancey–Essex Sts|
|Price:||Average drink: $9. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|