Aesthetics aside (blue and white holiday lights; creepy fishnet-draped walls), this Spanish-inspired East Village watering hole has it all, with nearly 50 tapas, including bacon-wrapped dates—and an even larger drink selection. Euros and Yanks gather to tipple fresh-fruit sangria and cava to the plucking of the flamenco guitar most weeknights.
174 First Ave
|Cross street:||between 10th and 11th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Sun–Thu 4pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 4pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave; 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average tapa: $5. AmEx, MC, V|