447 Hudson St., at Morton St.; 212-989-3255
Until Chumley’s, the Village’s original incognito watering hole, comes back to life, consider this your standby. Just around the corner from what falsely appears to be the front entrance, behind a green door and through a courtyard, lies a tri-level townhouse with a bevy of backdrops to choose from. The courtyard, on a pretty day, is a delightful spot for a gingery Hudson Mule ($12). On the top floor, there’s a wooden chef’s bar offering bites like lemon-cured duck leg ($13). And one floor below, the marble bar is an any-weather spot for sipping a Mayatl (mezcal, Chartreuse, pastis, rosemary, oregano, lime; $12).