The Spaniard is from the same people behind The Wren and The Penrose, and it’s a pretty similar concept. They serve kind-of-fancy pub food, they have a lot of whiskey, and it’s a good place to hang with a group. We aren’t quite sure why it’s called The Spaniard, but we think it might be named after a ship. It’s sort of nautical-themed, although their semi-private back room has more of a woodland vibe. Just know that this place will be busy on weekends, and be aware that you might see some “reserved” signs on tables. But if a nice, modern pub in the West Village is what you’re looking for, this is it.