43 East 7th St.,
Phone: (212) 982-3006
It’s not easy to find a bar with a seasonal menu, never mind a bar in a basement. But leave it to Jimmy’s No 43 shows New York City just how good bar food can be. Since it’s always changing, you can’t be sure but you’ll find, but the latest menu features dishes, like a Market Salad with arugula, fennel, carrots and a lemon vinaigrette. There’s shishito peppers with lemon and sea salt, BBQ beef tacos served with marinated feta and even a cheese plate. They’ve got 12 beers on tap right now, including Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (which is made with real dark chocolate). If you’re looking to celebrate, go for a bottle of the 3 Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek. It’s the closest thing you can get to traditional, cherry flavored, Belgian Kriek (we’ve tried the real thing in Belgium, and this one doesn’t disappoint). Their website includes full descriptions of all of the beers they serve, so you can plan your night ahead of time (in case you get a few beers deep and forget what you like).