The Up & Up
116 Macdougal (on the corner of Minetta Ln.)
Cocktail Bar $$$
A seated only cocktail bar accepting groups of six or fewer first come, first serve (but if there's a wait, they'll text you when a table is ready). The bar snacks are from Murray's, one of my favorite cheese shops in West Village. They have a selection of French cheeses, sopressata/prosciutto, dried fruits and fancy nuts, cheese puffs, and olives. You could try coming here before or after Dante, Minetta Tavern, or Bar Pitti.