7. Pine & Polk, 300 Spring St.

Pine and Polk, one of the many hidden bars in NYC
Photo by Alix Piorun

Pine & Polk market and bar make for a carefully curated contrast of dark and light, night and day, and coast to coast. In the morning, the new venue is exclusively a specialty provisions shop offering a collection of quirky edibles – think small-batch jams, single-origin olive oils, and well-branded reimaginings of Eastern European desserts – in a whitewashed, 250-square-foot storefront filled with light-colored wooden display cases. Beginning in the afternoon, though, the slightly sunken shelving unit containing artisan chocolate swings open to reveal the cocktail bar next door.