6 Above

Clearly a summer spot, 6 Above in the February cold is not as delightful as it could be, but it's cozy and intimate all the same. 

The drinks leave a little something to be desired — a less-than-extensive liquor collection and a bartender whose best friend is clearly Google when it comes to mixology don't exactly comprise a recipe for success, but despite its shortcomings, 6 Above is a surprisingly pleasant experience.

Maybe I should attribute the enjoyability factor to my date, but with only 20 to 30 seats max and an unhurried atmosphere, the little bar above 6 Columbus is a nook away from New York (with great views to boot). So while I wouldn't go back for the Moscow Mule (which was improvised due to a lack of ginger beer), I could see myself returning for the ambience.