131 ½ Chrystie St
A dim spot tucked behind an art gallery on the Lower East Side.
Fig. 19 is located on an unattractive and dark stretch of Chrystie Street. The doorway is plain and would be easy to miss if it weren’t for a bouncer.
Before entering the bar, you step into a rather stark gallery. The bar, by contrast, is softly lit and has the appearance of a drawing room. Adorned with beaded chandeliers which hang above the bar and tables, Fig. 19 has a warm and comfortable ambiance. There are cozy seating nooks in the corners, a fireplace and, most unusually, taxidermy cabinets along the walls.
Cocktails are creative and there is prosecco on tap!