Greenwich Village Bars & Nightlife
Air’s Champagne Parlor
127 Macdougal St., Greenwich Village
It's hard to imagine a better place to do drinks with girlfriends than this feminine champagne parlor, which features a marble bar, deep green velvet banquettes, and gold stools. In addition to an extensive list of champagnes and sparkling wines by the glass, they have a great little snack menu featuring oysters, caviar, charcuterie, and a seriously good grilled cheese. Come during their "bubbly hour," when you can get three glasses of champagne by the glass plus a snack for $30 a person.
79-81 Macdougal St., Greenwich Village
Dante is an homage to the original Caffe Dante, which had been in Greenwich Village since 1915 and was once a preferred haunt for Italian immigrants—along with legends like Bob Dylan, Ernest Hemingway, Al Pacino, and Patti Smith. Since changing hands to new owner Linden Pride, it’s fortunately maintained a lot of its charm. The cocktails—all modern riffs on classic drinks—are made with fresh-pressed citrus or “fluffy” orange juice straight from the juicer. Every day from 4 to 7 in the evening, it hosts Negroni Sessions, where you can sample the twelve types of Negroni available on tap. Small plates to full-fledged Italian entrées are on offer at dinner time; there is a killer brunch, too.