A favorite among NYC musicians and roadies, The Spotted Pig is the hot West Village go-to spot for sound and scene. Fitting smoothly into the spin-off category of “gastro-pub” (somewhere between restaurant, bar, and pub), The Pig offers Irish/English and Italian cuisine, an impressive wine list, and prestigious brew at a rockin’ bar. Nothing is lost in hyphenation: This local blends cultured décor with cool bar vibes and gourmet plates from a fine chef. The extended hours (noon to 4 a.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. weekends) portend the venue’s versatility as a weekend brunch bar as well as an evening club stop. Reservations suggested.

314 West 11th St.