This Cal Anderson-adjacent eatery doesn't do warm eats at any hour, but they are happy to ply you with five dollar charcuterie plates, and mortadella/ cheese/ mustard/ mayo "Mini Sandwiches" everyday from 4-6p.
Essex - "Chef Brandon Pettit and popular Orangette blogger Molly Wizenberg have opened Essex, a new cocktail bar adjacent to their busy Delancey pizzeria, where diners can lounge while waiting for a table. Jars of unusual housemade mixers (roasted radicchio liqueur?) line the shelves, ready to be used in drinks like the Red Medicine, made with rye, ginger beer, and fernet. The stellar small plates may convince you to skip the pie entirely."
Opened by the lady behind The Whale Wins and next-door's The Walrus and the Carpenter, this petite (less than 800sqft), copper-bar'd boozer is pouring simple, unfussy cocktails, and serving a handful of sweet seafood-based snacks.