Let’s be honest, New York City is not at all a “cheap” place to dine, let alone go out for drinks. Sometimes, the price of two drinks can cost even more than your meal, and that’s not at all worth it. Luckily, if you’re willing to venture to the Upper East Side, you’ll find the perfect spot with drink specials galore to help soothe your aching wallet.
The Stumble Inn, located at 1454 2nd Ave., is ready and waiting with a drink menu containing beverage deals which change on a daily basis. Not only that, but you can throw in a couple of big TVs which are always playing that day’s sporting event, stuffed hamburgers and much more on their menu, and, wait for it… a beer pong table. Did we mention that Happy Hour runs from 11:30AM-7:00PM every single day? That’s right, every day except Sunday, in which it’s restricted to only beer, you can come in for Happy Hour and receive any drink for half the price.
Unless you are one of the blessed be, with a seat in the front row of a show, or even standing room, then you need to know what are the hottest spots in NYC. Lucky for you, we are to the rescue with a list of the hot to trot locations this New York Fashion Week.
About: In September 2013, Bar Naná, a new nightlife destination from Trey Hospitality, was unveiled in New York City's Meatpacking District. Bar Naná blends South American and French influences to create a uniquely considered nightlife offering in New York.With crafted cocktails, custom uniforms by Olivier Theyskens and a beautiful design, Bar Naná aims to appeal to an eclectic crowd, with a diverse mix of ages and tastes.
Be warned: if you’re not specifically looking for Pergola on 28th street, it can be tough to locate. And if you haphazardly Google search for it, you may be sent to a deli on 39th street. The space was formerly a flower shop, and since you’re in the heart of the flower district, you could easily walk right past it and not even notice that it's actually a restaurant. Once you’re inside, though, you’ll be glad you found it. Brought to you by the same owners of the West Village hotspot Veranda (now closed, unfortunately), Pergola’s twenty foot ceilings and beautiful new wood work creates a spacious yet cozy environment. The main dining room is enormous, and we can easily see clearing the tables and chairs to make even more room for the dance floor once the restaurant closes up shop for the evening.
The national past time is back! Cue: burgers, dogs, beers, baseball civil war in NYC, and a daily celebration for the very heart and soul of American athletics. For those of us in NYC, it’s quite simple really: Yankees or Mets? Naturally, the majority tends to sway towards the more champion-laden (and historically rich) squad: the Yanks.
With the weather warm, the games plentiful, and the season underway, the ultimate question then becomes: Where we watching the game? As the Yanks are a national treasure of sorts—and NYC royalty to boot—there is no shortage of venues broadcasting their daily efforts. Some of the more adventurous spots even cater to the die-hards by incorporating festive “game time” drink specials into the mix. With a plethora of options threatening to overwhelm one in a tide of rapturous baseball ecstasy, a list of the top Yankee Bars has been comprised—enjoy!
End your summer with a tropical bang...and not the kind Irene threw your way. Hit up some of the city's best tropical bars if you can't make it to the Hamptons or splurge on that last minute cruise. Here's a list of some of our favorites.
The Hurricane Club
Tropical themed bars can get a little cheesy...but this spot is heating up in all the right ways. Expect to find sophisticated decor with shell stone fireplaces, mosquito net curtains, and chandeliers. This Polynesian-inspired happening has cocktails a-plenty for the extremely parched. Served as a punch, or in your choice of coconut, melons, or red peppers, this place well deserves your lovin'.
The perfect place for a winter night, Ten Bells in LES offers an intimate (yet somehow always crowded) space to sip wine and beer and get your hands on some tapas in a dimly lit atmosphere. I've heard this place is great for a date, but it's a bit too loud in my opinion, but the food and drinks are great, and it's a great change from the typical dinner setting.
With chalk boards lining both walls, they have no proper menus, but the serves and bartenders are happy to suggest something for you, and they've got quite a few vegetarian friendly tapas.
Their wine list includes mostly French wines, with a few Spanish and Italian in the mix, running about $7-$12 per glass. What really gets everyone in is the food, mostly bought local from markets in NYC, they've also got a special of $1 oysters EVERY day from 5pm-7pm, and from what I've heard, it's not a "you get what you pay for" deal, these are great oysters!
A great space for catching up with friends and grabbing a few drinks in the evening, Ten Bells is a great change of pace from the dives sprinkled throughout LES.
Wednesday night a slew of press and a few sports fanatics headed into SNAP at W 14th St. and 8th Ave. for a preview of the newest sports bar to grace the Meatpacking/West Village/Chelsea intersection.
Danny A., Matthew Isaacs, Justin McManus, Jordan Harris and Jed Stiller, the brilliant minds behind Avenue, Marquee, The Upstairs, CV, and Peter McManus Cafe have struck gold again with this massive bar, welcoming patrons in with oak doors, football leather couches (complete with laces!), throwback wallpaper, brass inlay of classic tournament brackets on the floor, and SIXTEEN TVs!
SideBAR Cocktail Series. Quench your thirst at SideBAR's sangria tasting, where guest can sample a selection of red and white sangria infused with seasonal fresh fruit. Recipes of the sangria are yours to take home. Festivities begin at 6:30pm. $40.00 per person. Purchase your ticket at sidebar.ticketleap.com. Cheers!
The Hunger Project YPC Happy Hour. Your professionals are invited by The Hunger Project to a special happy hour at Almond NYC bar, (12 East 22nd St between Park and Broadway). Attendees can enjoy specials that include $6 beers, $8 vodka sodas, $8 milan margarita cocktails and a menu of small plates. Starts at 7pm. Rsvp to Diane Saltzman at email@example.com or call (212) 251-9137. Make it your business to end hunger.
225 Avenue B
(at 13th Street)
New York, NY 10009
Over on Avenue B in the remnants of the tenements of Alphabet City, take a stroll by the EV's new speakeasy White Noise. Inside, you will find secret hideaways and lairs specially crafted to host a raucous evening on the town with your friends, away from the noise of a generic barroom. Layered in tin and dipped in tar, White Noise gives the impression that its still the 80s on the East Side. And don't forget to check out the Weirdo Room once you're inside. It's just this small room with a strobe light in your face while you sit alone in the dark. Seizure much?