The Cabin Down Below
110 Ave. A., nr. 7th St.; no phone
Johnny T and Jesse Malin of Niagara (plus Matt Romano of the Strokes) might have had hot-dog joint–cum–speakeasy PDT in mind when they hid this intimate, exclusive lounge underneath their East Village slice joint, Pizza Shop. The Cabin Down Below is more about straightforward drinking—tequila shots and tumblers of whiskey, rather than infused this and muddled that. The door game is hit or miss—should an Alphabet City starlet or indie-band entourage be holding court downstairs, you’re most likely not getting in.