Denson Liquor Bar
It takes a little effort to find this bar that is seemingly in the basement of FUEL Pizza. But, it’s worth it. Look for a light globe that reads "Denson" and climb down a set of stairs. Your feet slapping the metal will alert the doorman (BALLER!) to swing the door open and welcome you into a sexy, boozy lair. Cocktails like Sazeracs and Negronis are the go-to here (especially during happy hour, when they’re $9 instead of $14). Along with your libations, there are snacks like steak tartare, Greek-inspired lamb meatballs, and even a green curry chicken pot pie.
Escape harried Chinatown with a trip to this chic art deco-style retreat. Denson Liquor Bar’s menu riffs on traditional cocktails, giving them unexpected twists. Examples include the Rosemary’s Rye (rye whiskey, rosemary-cinnamon syrup, and angostura bitters), and the Black Sails (dark rum, Averna amaro, honey syrup, and pineapple juice). Peckish customers can snack on small plates ranging from roasted nuts or cheese and charcuterie to fancy caviar.