May 11, 2018
One of Canal Street’s best subterranean venues, this place has been redeveloped recently, taking over another floor and adding a separate self-contained bar. The new Velvet is stylish and swish, with an appealingly eclectic menu (the pizzas are a winner) and a drinks list to match. With an interior modelled on a Parisian salon and Sunday night jazz sessions, this is a smooth, cool place, ideal for unwinding – though the pace picks up on weekend nights when the DJ arrives. It’s easy to grasp why Velvet is so popular.