Could the West Village be cool again?
Not that the high-priced nabe ever went out of style, per se, but the last half century saw the mass exodus of artists, writers, poets, and official cool people from Bleecker St. and Greenwich Ave. to -- where are they now, again? Oh, right: Bushwick-adjacent.
But the latest group of Village newcomers appear just as tattered, dive-y, and sin-friendly as their beatnik ancestors. We rounded up a list here, and while there’s no circa-2008 Beatrice Inn in the mix, we somehow doubt Dylan Thomas had to make his way past a black-clad bouncer to enter the White Horse Tavern
back in the ‘60s anyway.
119 Greenwich Ave.
Bt. Horatio & Jane Sts.
It’s totally worth throwing on your best oxfords and venturing down Greenwich Ave for a couple of shared plates with a date. Cocktails like the Grumpy Old Man (bourbon, honey, peppercorns, mint, and ginger ale) cost $14. The service is impeccable and the space is very stylish—intimidating, yet inviting. The décor is the perfect marriage between a moderne French bistro and a speakeasy. MORE