It may be named after Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic masterpiece, but you won’t find any sinister birds at this dimly lit Meatpacking bar, from Henry Stimler of the J Soho (formerly Jezebel). Instead, the subterranean space is done up with royal-blue wallpaper, vintage gold sconces, tufted couches and a DJ booth tricked out to look like an old fireplace.
|Venue name:||The Raven|
55 Gansevoort St
|Cross street:||between Ninth Ave and Washington St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 8pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $14. AmEx, MC, V|