Enter into this whimsically decorated hub — adorned with twinkling string lights, and striking red walls — and you’ll find pizza bubbling in the oven and elaborate cocktails served up behind the bar. This place features five hefty, notably filling pies (the Flame-Grilled Brooklyn is a favorite, with breaded eggplant, Brooklyn sausage, Prosciutto di Parma, applewood-smoked bacon and black olives) but the real treat is that they’ve got nine of the most interesting martinis you’ll ever see, like the intriguing PB&J and Blue Bitch, as well as a host of other cocktails with equally peculiar names, like Limoncello Electric Rita and Bubbly Strawberry Mojito. If you’re more of a beer and wine fan, they’ve got local microbrews and wine on draft. To add a mystical effect to the experience, the place offers the only OXYGEN bar in the Hudson Valley region.
631 NY-17K; 845.567.1760; www.thecauldronny.com
PHOTOS BY CAYLENA CAHILL