By Adrian Kane
At first glance, you might think Beatnik in West Town is only about atmosphere. That’s understandable - the whole place looks kind of like a set from The Darjeeling Limited, and there’s a gimmicky-seeming cocktail menu with stuff like cognac slushies. But the creative drinks are actually really well done, and the food is also tasty and easy to share. You’ll find interesting dishes like rabbit arepa, beet hummus, and fried quail. Just know you may be eating it on an ornate daybed from Bali.