One of the nicest things when you live in a city of almost 20 million people is to find a place that makes you feel like you belong. Or, to quote the long-running comedy Cheers, a place “where everybody knows your name.” For me, the Chelsea bar and brasserie Guilty Goose is one such place. In all honesty, I’ve only been to the establishment a handful of times over the past year, but each time I visit, I am greeted with a warm welcome by Eddy, one of the main bartenders. The restaurant is pretty popular, and months probably pass between my visits, but I am always surprised when Eddy knows exactly who I am and sincerely asks how I’m doing. I usually head to “the goose” with two friends who work in the area. When we sit at the bar, we enjoy talking to Eddy and trying a new cocktail. This isn’t a place for hard liquor—instead, the menu consists of an extensive beer list, which includes eight beers on tap and a large selection of craft beers. I tend to opt for wine, and the long list of libations are categorized into Light-Bodied, Crisp Whites to Full-Body, Deep Reds—making it easy to find your perfect glass of wine. Guilty Goose also has a delectable menu of hearty American fare. I’ve tried a few menu items and suggest the charcuterie, and I can’t wait to go back and sample the fried pickles. If you want a nice beverage, a bite to eat and a small hometown feel—at least for a little while—head to Guilty Goose.