photo credit: The Office
The Aviary’s basement bar, The Office, takes exclusivity to another level: you need a key to get in. Which means this clubhousey cocktail lounge decked out in leather couches and ornately framed artwork is great if you're a celebrity dodging the paparazzi or avoiding an ex after a Fulton Market run-in. But even if you’re not trying to be incognito, they’re still worth a visit. Just give your wallet a heads up beforehand—cocktails start at $25, like a gin fizz with a creamy layer of egg white and hints of thai basil and cardamom. But if the company card “accidentally” falls into your hands—well, why not give a $400 Brooklyn made with vintage 1940s whiskey a try?