Hg2 : The Hedonist

Bar Veloce

Long gone are the days when bars in the East Village hinged on binge-drinking, punk music, and barely-21-style debauchery. This soothing, narrow wine bar, for example, has played host to a cross-section of smartly dressed drinkers since 2000, offering excellent panini, bruschetta, meats, and cheeses alongside a stellar, affordable by-the-glass Italian wine menu (sake, grappa, and such are now available).

The blond wood bar is a great place to pull up a chair and catch up with a friend or two (no more) who can appreciate the throwback black-and-white films being projected on the back wall. If you’re straight and in Chelsea looking for a proper drink, head to the larger sister spot on 21st Street and Seventh Avenue.

175 Second Avenue (E 11th St),
East Village
+1 212 260 3200
Opening Times
daily, 8am-3am
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