Art Bar
West Village
Go to Art Bar if you're looking for a cocktail in the West Village that won't set you back $19, and don't want to wait 2 hours to sip said cocktail. Save the $19 cocktails for date #2.
Reliable and well-priced cocktail + beer list, particularly for the neighborhood. Skip the seasonal specials and stick with classic cocktails. Plus, daily happy hour 4-7PM.
As simple as it gets, stick to curly fries + chicken fingers -- or really anything beige and fried.
Big round booths at the front of the bar, as well as a cozy back section with lots of couches for a more mellow feel.