We’re all for small, dark bars, but Vero takes the concept to an extreme: The lighting is so dim that you’ll literally bump into a few new friends in the narrow, bustling space—pleasant happenstance among this friendly, diverse crowd. Wine is the way to go here. Choose among 25 by-the-glass vinos like the Martinsancho Verdejo, a citrusy Spanish white. No matter that you won’t be able to see what’s in the glass—you’ll just have to navigate by nose.
1483 Second Ave
|Cross street:||between 77th and 78th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Sun–Thu noon–3am, Fri, Sat noon–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 77th St|
|Price:||Average drink: $7. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|