Can you believe it’s already July? …us, too. Avoid planning your weekends (as it makes summer fly even faster) and take it day-by-day, week-by-week with our easy-to-use guide on Where to Drink in NYC in hand.
Wednesday, June 28th – Go Pink at The Plaza Hotel
Skip tea time at The Plaza Hotel’s elegant venue, The Palm Court. Instead, choose rosé specials until July 30th. Enjoy a glass of Minuty Rosé for $15 (bottle for $70) and special Savory and Sweet Hors D’oeuvre Tasting Plate for $30 (with Minuty Rosé glass), highlighting items like Ahi Tuna Tartare and Strawberry and Cream Poppy Seed Macaron at one of New York City’s most iconic establishments.
768 5th Ave, 212-546-5300, www.theplazany.com/dining/the-palm-court/, @theplazahotel
Monday, July 3rd – Monday Night Dinner Series at Il Buco Alimentari
il Buco Alimentari & Vineria launched a summer Monday night dinner series all about delicious Italian Street Food. Helmed by Chef Garrison Price, the street food menu will feature a tasty porchetta panino with spicy pickles, arancini with buffalo mozzarella and pesto, grilled octopus and more. The multi-course menu is $55 per person with the option of a rosé wine pairing for $35 per person. Upcoming dinner dates: July 17th, July 31st, August 14th, August 28th
53 Great Jones St, 212-837-2622, www.ilbucovineria.com, @ilbucovineria
Tuesday, July 4th – Red, White and Boozy Shakes on Independence Day
Bill’s Bar & Burger – Fourth of July Monster Shake
Celebrate ‘America the Beautiful’ by indulging on the delicious Fourth of July Monster Shake from Bill’s Bar & Burger. Topped with fluffy cotton candy, this red, white and blue-hued shake is created with creamy vanilla ice cream and garnished with sprinkles. Don’t hold back – Make it boozy with your choice of spirit. Available until August for $9.95.
All locations, www.billsbarandburger.com, @billsbarandburger
Black Tap – Fourth of July Shake
Be sure to show up with a fully-charged battery as you’re going to be snapping this insta-worthy Fourth of July Shake to your fellow ‘chatters. This sky-high shake is strawberry flavor with a vanilla frosted rim, star-shaped sprinkles, firecracker popsicle, red, white and blue twisty pop, wads of whipped cream with a cherry on top. Available one day only for $15 at Black Tap SoHo, *Midtown, *Meatpacking, LES, and Shake By Black Tap Truck at South Street Seaport, www.blacktapnyc.com, @blacktapnyc
*Feel free to spike it at these locations
Del Frisco’s Grille Brookfield Place
Battery Park City welcomes Del Frisco’s Grille to the ‘hood. Occupying two levels (and outdoor space) at Brookfield Place, The Grille attracts an energetic social scene for all occasions, especially midday business meetings. The upscale-casual restaurant boasts hand-cut Prime steaks, shareable appetizers like Truffle-Chive Deviled Eggs, creative chef-inspired entrees, hand-crafted cocktails and an award-winning yet approachable wine list. Art-lovers will recognize Ryan Nord Kitchen’s site specific works created for the Brookfield Place location.
250 Vesey St, Battery Park, 212-786-0760, www.delfriscosgrille.com, @delfriscosgrille
Fishbone at Seamore’s
The subterranean rum bar beneath Seamore’s in Chelsea features twenty boutique rums served neat or on the rocks, series of rum flights, frozen rum-based drinks and traditional rum cocktails – Think Caipiriñha, Daiquiri, Mai Tai, Mojito. There’s a variety of wines and beers, as well as a rotating selection of Sea-cret Snacks. Fishbone contrasts the vibrant, summery aesthetic of Seamore’s with dark walls complimented by a neon Fishbone sign and rainbow “Love Wall” by street artist James Goldcrown.
161 8th Ave at 18th St, Chelsea, 212-597-9222, www.seamores.com, @seamores
Restaurant at ROSE HILL
Located inside the HGU New York Hotel in NoMad, Restaurant at ROSE HILL offers all-day American fare from the skilled hands and direction of Executive Chef Keith Geter (Artisanal, Picholine), and spirit-forward libations by Beverage Director Roberto Rosa (Bathtub Gin, The Plaza Hotel, Experimental Cocktail Club). In addition, the day-to-night restaurant concept features a coffee bar adjacent to the dining room and “soon-to-open” lounge to complete the offerings.
34 E. 32nd St, NoMad, 212-448-1302, www.rosehillrestaurant.com, @rosehillrestaurant
Camperdown Elm Restaurant
Fact: Camperdown Elm got its name from the famous elm tree in Prospect Park. Situated in Dale Talde’s former Thistle Hill Tavern space in South Slope, Nao Minami’s Camperdown Elm is a casual, yet lively neighborhood restaurant serving approachable seasonal New American fare. From smoky grilled cucumbers stuffed with roe and ramp oil to Arctic char with potato salad and mustard seed – All dishes are designed to share and are delivered by Chef Brad Willits (Agern, Lupulo, Aldea). Another fact: The bar top and shelves are hand-built from reclaimed materials.
441 7th Ave at 15th St, Park Slope, 347-294-4786, camperdownelm.com, @camperdownelmnyc
Allora Alto Rooftop Lounge
Absorb unobstructed city views (and citrusy cocktails) atop The Bernic Hotel. Allora Alto boasts an intimate, clubhouse vibe with indoor and outdoor seating. Sip signature ‘tails like Lemon Sorbet Mojito and grapefruit sorbet infused Gin & Tonic, as well as traditional Italian classics like Aperol Spritz. Nibble on a variety of mouthwatering bites such as Chicken Parm Pizza, Mozzarella en Carrozza, Calamari Fritti and Truffle Fries. Finally, check out the 18-foot equestrian mural painted by artist Zach Hodges soaring above the copper front bar.
145 E. 47th St, 22nd Fl, Midtown East, 212-754-9800, www.alloranyc.com, @alloranyc
Tea-Based Cocktails at Pier A Harbor House
From now until Monday, July 10th, Pier A Harbor House will offer refreshing and unique tea-based cocktails perfect for daytime drinking. The “limited time only” menu will be available at The Commissioner’s Bar only and consist of concoctions like Amaro Sbagliato made with Carpano Antica, Fernet Branca, Argo Hibiscus Cherry Tea and Stella Rosa; in addition to, T-Funk made with Novo Fogo Cachaça, passion-fruit syrup, lime Juice, Argo Green Tea Ginger Twist and sauvignon blanc.
22 Battery Pl, 212-785-0153, www.piera.com, @piera_nyc
Writer’s Collection Cocktails at Bedford & Co.
Situated beneath the historic Renwick hotel, Bedford & Co. was once a haunt to the world’s greatest literary masters – think John Steinbeck and F. Scott Fitzgerald – whom referred to 118 East 40th Street as “home.” The new Writer’s Collection cocktails are a homage to these artists and their spirits of choice. Highlights include, the Bumbu Punch made with bumbu rum, El Dorado 3yr rum, passionfruit, and pineapple, dedicated to Ernest Hemingway; and The Gertrude Stein made with Pimm’s, chamomile syrup, and lime, dedicated to the lady herself. “Write drunk, edit sober.” -Hemingway
118 E. 40th St, 212-634-4040, www.bedfordandco.com, @bedfordandconyc
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