Enter this intimate drinks parlor through the side door of an upstairs restaurant. The sleek venue doesn’t allow standing room or parties larger than four, and has celings painted with biblical characters. 8 Stuyvesant St., 2nd fl., btw Third Ave. & E. 9th St., 212.777.5415.
This elegant, 20-seat Bowery cocktail bar and lounge is hidden behind a blue door in Freeman Alley and is perched on the second floor of the space housing the revered Freemans Restaurant. Freeman Alley, Rivington St., btw Chrystie St. & Bowery, 212.420.0012.
NYC’s first sake brewery brews, barrels, bottles and pours craft sake from the tap in a brand-new taproom with a brief but pairing- oriented food menu, open F-Su. Industry City, 68 34th St., btw Second & Third Aves., Sunset Park, Brooklyn, 347.766.1601.
HOLIDAY COCKTAIL LOUNGE
This dimly lit, subterranean cocktail bar in the heart of St. Marks Place is a swanky lounge with divey vibes, a horseshoe-shaped bar and menu of upscale pub fare, in a space that once housed a Prohibition- era drinkery. 75 St. Marks Pl., btw First & Second aves., 212.777.9637.
ONE MILE HOUSE
More than 30 taps rotate regularly with domestic and local craft beers and are complemented by a lengthy collection of international cans and bottles, plus a menu of elegant pub fare, at this late-night watering hole next door to Bowery Ballroom. 10 Delancey St., btw Bowery & Chrystie St., 646.559.0702.
RUDY’S BAR & GRILL
This Hell’s Kitchen staple has been serving NYC since the end of Prohibition, and indulges guests in a free grilled hot dog per drink order. 627 Ninth Ave., btw W. 44th & W. 45th sts., 646.707.0890.