The Alcove is home to one of the most overcrowded, bone-crushing patios in the city. That said, it’s also home to a fancy cocktail bar with drinks good enough to look past the fact that there are 50 people here on Instastory Live. If you’re able to get a seat inside Big Bar, do it. The bartenders will actually talk to you, and the small interior is far more low-key and intimate than the patio. Also, arrive as late as you can. Alcove clears out quickly after dinner, leaving the place to you and some late-night pie eaters, which is also probably you.