If an eclectic mix of music is what you are looking for, Zinc is one of the best bars in New York to get your drink on. Welcoming a zesty, ever-changing roster of performers to its stamp-sized stage, this jazz joint is big on celebrating emerging talent, and mixes up the genres on a nightly basis. Be prepared to share your personal space on weekend nights, as samba and bossa nova acts pack in an eclectic, enthusiastic clientele – although know you can always steal away to the back room to kick back and catch your breath. Talented bartenders blend tropical cocktails with precision, and the sexy red velvet vibe makes you feel like you’re getting more than your $5-worth. (Yes, there’s a $5 cover, plus a one-drink minimum for everyone, and a two-drink minimum for those seated for a show.) Well worth it, we’d say.