Have you been to Union Bear yet? No? Turn off your computer, drive to the West Village, and drink.
I don’t usually rep for certain spots here (that’s what our advertisers are for!) but I’ve been to Union Bear probably 10 times since it opened in January. It has the best beer selection in the city (sorry for taking your only months-old title, Strangeways), and is reasonable beyond fiscal sense.
That said, they’re having a La Marzocco (read: fancy coffee) event at the spot Wednesday, March 28. The info is tight with the details, but it kicks off at four. Then you might as well stay all night, even though they kicked the Southern Star Le Mort Vivant (their best beer on tap, IMO) last week.