Great Bars 2013: Tabard Inn

A difficult decision awaits you at this cozy inn and
restaurant: Head to the bar to watch Chantal Tseng whip up elegant
refreshments such as the fizzy Italo-Franco Aperitivo—with Prosecco,
elderflower liqueur, Cocchi Americano, and grapefruit peel—or settle into
the lodge-like lounge, with its tempting nooks, wood-beamed ceiling, and
other-century aura of traveler camaraderie? On warm evenings, there’s
really no choice, as it’s impossible to turn down the upstairs patio,
where ivy creeps over handsome brick walls and an overhead parachute
mitigates the harsher effects of the sun. Insider tip: All three of the
aforementioned spots are often crowded and first come, first served. Get
there early. Open daily.