Freemans is always a great option, especially if you have a friend in from out of town. The food is solid, the staff is friendly and drinks are good. One drink in particular is amazing, the Freemans Cocktail, if I remember correctly its Dark Rye, with molasses bitters and really strong. It is almost smoky deep flavour went along perfectly well with my pork shoulder dish, pulled pork put back into a square and baked over sauteed cabbage which, by the way, was amazing.
End of Freeman Alley (btwn Bowery + Chrystie)
New York, NY 10002