42. The Girl from Ipanema

Neighborhood: West Village, Manhattan
Address: 252 West 14th St.
Website: n/a

At this Colombian bar, the women—they will be the only women in the establishment—pouring the drinks wear very little clothing. You feel like you could get stabbed by one of the dudes playing pool if you stare too long or ask the wrong questions (Where's the bathroom?). It's a basement bar basted in neon, but some of the pool players will still be wearing their sunglasses. Mind your business and you'll have a solid time, assuming you get off on low-level danger and a general air of potential violence.