The Cutting Room

With leather couches, velvet curtains and a beautiful mahogany bar, the Cutting Room seems like the kind of place that would be populated by high-rollers and socialites instead of its crowd of tattooed rockers and dolled-up hipsters. But it's the contrast that makes this place amazing. This is the kind of bar where you can chill out in a snazzy setting without dealing with any of the pretentious types or door drama that the style would suggest. Nightly acts bring everything from burlesque beauties to swanky jazz trios to deliciously gritty rock groups. Random art adorns the walls, including a giant picture of co-owner Chris Noth (a.k.a. Mr. Big from Sex and the City).