Shunning by-the-books trendiness, Tandem is an original: Sister owners Jane and Cathy Virga either sourced or crafted nearly every piece of the interior, and the quirky drinks are just as special. The herbaceous Masten Lake is a highlight of the seasonal cocktail list, combining gin, seltzer, lemon and basil plucked from the rooftop garden. The mostly local drafts, meanwhile, are siphoned into homemade ceramic pint glasses. Tandem’s many charms have drawn in the ’hood’s ultrahip, who take to the rear dance floor on Fridays and Saturdays. We might join them too.