New York is lousy with venues offering craft cocktails and ones that spotlight live jazz. But enjoying these two noble pursuits in the same place has been nigh impossible. At this well-heeled Tribeca drinkery, the sounds of piano keys and shaking jiggers find a common stage inside a majestic 154-year-old townhouse. Little Branch vets Joseph Schwartz and Vito Dieterle, along with Sasha Petraske, have transported their studied classic cocktails to Tribeca, and Dieterle—who moonlights on the tenor sax—curates the talent. The excellent drinks and sultry music are perfect for dealing a coup de grâce to a demure date. One caveat: The crude food (bone-dry lamb sliders, mealy bagna cauda with limp veggies) could make your tête-à-tête go flaccid fast.
|Venue name:||Silver Lining|
75 Murray St
|Cross street:||between West Broadway and Greenwich St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 4pm–1am; Fri, Sat 4pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, 1, 2, 3 to Chambers St|
|Price:||Average drink: $14. AmEx, MC, V|