Vodka, pork and beers – welcome to the new and improved Chapel St

Kid Boston

At the easy-going Kid Boston, the vibe is all SoHo New York. Modern art meets modern cocktails and crucially, there's complimentary spiced popcorn. Claim the courtyard or kick it to the curb, order a few Earl Grey martinis, or sink a few beers and watch Chapel Street totter by. Windsor.

Woods of Windsor

Pimping some taxidermy and a slew of single malt whiskies, this is one of the few dolly-bird and popped-collar free havens on the Chapel strip. Sit at the bar, demand songs from their record collection and order the fanciest pig trotter fritters in town. Conveniently, this joint's right next door to Kid Boston, so there's no lag time between drinks. Windsor.

Borsch, Vodka and Tears

This is undoubtedly the last stop on your odyssey (that you'll remember). Polish through and through, BVT will reliably provide certain things: lots of vodka, lots of people, very late nights, and hearty Eastern European food. Order a tasting plate of absinthe and bid your friends farewell until tomorrow. Windsor.

Atico

Beat a path through the hungry taco fans at Fonda (Windsor edition) to the staircase at the back. At the top you’ll find Atico: a bright, breezy bar that does a swift trade in fruit-driven drinks in jars that wouldn’t look out of place on a beach. Windsor.

Lucky Coq

How on earth are you supposed to turn your back on four-dollar pizzas? In a day and age where even a coffee can cost more than that, getting a meal for pocket change is like a Christmas miracle. The Lucky Coq is also a bar and, depending on the night of the week, a club too. Who told us we couldn't have it all? Windsor.

First published on 3 Aug 2012. Updated on 24 Mar 2014.

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