3. Fig. 19
To get to Fig. 19—short for Figure 19 like in science books—you have to walk through an art gallery above the popular subterranean dance spot Home Sweet Home and open up the door in the very back. Once you’re inside, it feels like home. That’s because Fig. 19 was first created by the owners of Home Sweet Home as a clubhouse for them and the staff to hang out. As such, Fig. 19, has managed to keep away the sceney crowds of New York City by remaining chill and true to its roots, with art curated by the friends of the owners and artisanal cocktails that change just slightly with the season. Everything inside is decorated with the warmth and coziness of a New York City apartment parlor, with the building’s original wood plank floor and exposed brick wall.