Sepia images of jazz, funk and soul legends line the walls at this warm, earth-toned cocktail emporium. Waitresses dressed in retro outfits glide amid crescent-shaped leather booths, and it’s likely that you’ll hear Coltrane oozing from the speakers. Given the old-fashioned aesthetic, a classic cocktail is the way to go: Try a well-crafted Negroni or a bracing Dark & Stormy (dark rum, ginger beer and lime juice).
165 W 26th St
|Cross street:||between Sixth and Seventh Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 5pm–2am; Thu, Fri 5pm–4am; Sat 6pm–4am; Sun 6pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: F, M, 1 to 23rd St|
|Price:||Average drink: $12. AmEx, MC, V.|