this is the perfect bar. great music, great atmosphere and great bartenders. everything is perfectly balanced. go on a weeknight for a chilled out vibe. it has a great neighborhood vibe while still being completely welcoming to newcomers. weekends are busier with a good mix of locals, the cooler columbia students, and the occasional foreigner from the nearby youth hostel. no pretensions here. no bridge&tunnel dufuses. no trendy hipster phonies. no williamsburg posturing. just the good stuff (and awesome prices).
Pros: great music, great atmosphere, great drinks
Cons: not a lot else nearby