Looking for a great spot for a well crafted cocktail in the West Village? Highlands is a very cool spot with a great selection of twists on the classics. Of course my bro got stuck in traffic and we missed Happy Hour ($8 vs $12+) by 5 minutes. Nonetheless it’s a cool looking space and the drinks were great.
We ordered up two variations on the Margarita. The Tequila based Beeleigh Abbey with Chipotle Orange extract, Cucumber and Lime and the smokey Mezcal based Hampton Roar with Grapefruit, Peppercorns, Orange, Lemon, and a pinch of Sea Salt.
Of note, while I did not dine here, the menu looked very interesting and further exploration will likely be required. If you’re in the West Village for dinner I would highly recommend hitting Highlands for Happy Hour or for post dinner cocktails.