Neighborhood: Alphabet City
Address: 96 Ave. C

In a city silly with bars, it seems strange when you can't think of one place to go to just unwind. For us, ABC Beer is that spot. If the best cafe met a beer store/bar and procreated, this would be the lovely child. Plush leather chairs are scattered 'round lengthy wooden tables prime for sipping brews like Founders Dirty Bastard or Breckenridge Vanilla Porter with a book or buddies. The bar is also a cozy option when it comes to settling in for a few. The half pints—which will only set you back a couple bucks—make running the gamut of pours doable without knocking yourself on your ass.