Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Address: 131 Chrystie St.
Based on its location and expected coterie, most would think that Fig. 19 (short for Figure 19) is another pretentious hipster spot in the Lower East Side. Thankfully, it's a hidden gem for those wanting a clean, dimly lit spot with excellent cocktails and a Depeche Mode soundtrack. It has a speakeasy vibe (it's also located in the back of an art gallery) and while it may be difficult to get in (there are often events and private parties) it's hard to deny such a laid back place with sage candles all around. -Cedar Pasori