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100 Forsyth St., New York, NY 10002 40.71842 -73.99279
nr. Grand St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-625-3444 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Notable Beer Selection, Outdoor Area, Private Party Space, Restaurant & Bar, Romantic, Smoking Area
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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B, D at Grand St.; J, Z at Bowery

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Take the plunge down the steep stairs and you'll discover an imperfect pearl. Inspired by 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, this dark wood-paneled bar makes amusing references to Verne's novel with a big brass scuba helmet and some illuminated portholes. (The separate red-lit lounge must indicate your proximity to the earth’s fiery core.) In the seasonal garden, artsy types, who probably own local lofts, sit at a pair of communal tables or one of the nine smaller ones that line the perimeter. Christmas tree lights draped over fire escapes and updated classic cocktails, like a Sazerac negroni, keep everyone's mood afloat.