Start with breakfast and ease into cocktail hour at Brendan Sodikoff’s ’70s-style coffee bar, which features Doughnut Vault treats and espresso, Rare Tea Cellar teas, and spiked steamed milk drinks and cigars.
Sodikoff took over the ’30s-era cocktail bar last year, and it’s still wonderfully low-key with live music, a jukebox and glowing red lights—but now with better drinks. Try the elegant gin and raspberry Clover Club.
With a long bar, beautiful moulded ceiling and low lighting, Haywood Tavern feels like a place to relax after a long day at work. The excellent food, including gnocchi, roast chicken and a burger, is just another reason to want to hang out there.
The cozy wine and beer haven has anchored the intersection since 2009 with an impressive-yet-approachable booze selection and daily-changing small plates like pastas and charcuterie from chef Jeff Eichem.
The spinning stools lend a retro feel, but the flavors here aren’t stuck in time. Enjoy house-made sodas like a floral lavender grape and pies like blueberry-rose or key- lime-hibiscus.