The Summit Bar

Rarely have we found cocktails this affordable and this good in the East Village. The Summit Bar mixes inventive concoctions like the Ground to Glass, a savory blend of tequila, red pepper purée and fresh lime, in a darkly sophisticated space. Our favorite libation, hands down, is Charmane's Star, a potent vodka drink flavored with cucumber, shiso, cinnamon-infused agave and rhubarb bitters.