Looking for romance in the West Village? Otheroom is your bar: Review

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​Otheroom May Not Serve Cocktails But it Certainly Has Ambience: Review

The hardest part is over: You’ve swiped right and you’ve been on two polite dates with your almost someone special. Making it to a third date in this city is a feat in and of itself, and we all know what date No. 3 means. You’ve almost reached the proverbial pot of gold under this romantic rainbow, and this is the evening to seal the deal.

This is the moment you visit the Otheroom at 143 Perry Street in the West Village, a wine bar that straddles the delicate line of “I appreciate this budding relationship” and “I want to get you naked immediately.”

From the sidewalk looking in, the bar doesn’t look like much. In fact, it looks almost pitch black, save the candlelight flickering against the exposed brick. The intimate nine-seater bar boasts an impressive collection of over 60 wines and numerous beers on tap. Having only recently obtained its liquor license, the Otheroom currently only serves two cocktails. I’d recommend the Washington St. Mule since it’s a literally a Moscow mule and they are pretty hard to mess up.

Otheroom (credit: Thelma Akpan)

The bar features several high-top tables lined against a leather banquette, as well as open air seating against the windows, both options serving as the perfect backdrop for couples getting intimate with their drinks—and with each other.

If none of this got you hot under the collar, well, buckle up because I saved the best for last. The back of the bar is split with a dividing wall, lined by velvet couches, accented with the Otheroom’s signature candlelight.  I discovered a couple making out back there almost immediately.

Otheroom (credit: Thelma Akpan)

The service also reflects the sultry vibe. Bartenders are quietly attentive and unlikely won’t tattle if they see you with two different dates in one week. Mind you, this bar doesn’t have a kitchen, but if you played the evening right, you’ll probably be grabbing dessert at home.

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