The great thing about bars in New York City is that they all possess their own kind of feel. Some spots just give off the feel that they’d be awesome on a Friday or Saturday night, some places are great weekday happy hour spots, than sometimes you come across a great bar that is awesome on Sunday.
The ‘Sunday feel’ is omnipresent at Art Bar, located on 52 8th Avenue between Jane and Horatio Street.
Art Bar is a very relaxed bar but you can still have a great time. They have a happy hour everyday from 4 to 7 p.m. They’ve got a kitchen with some great dishes. I personally recommend the burger as well as the chicken sandwich that comes with herb mayo.
There is a back room full of couches, just maximizing your comfort while you curl up with a nice glass of wine and a book ( if you’re there by yourself, we all need some alone time). Also in the backroom are some amazing paintings hanging on the walls.
If you’re in the mood to have some conversation and not be overshadowed by loud obnoxious music than you should definitely visit Art Bar in the west village.
The crowd is generally a mature, older crowd. You’re not going to find too many ‘newbies’ at Art Bar.
I personally recommend Art Bar on Sundays, it is quite an experience.
flickr: Joe Shlabotnik