With so much going on each week in NYC, we know it can be hard to keep up and know exactly where to go. Here, a handy guide on events, new venues and updates menus at spots all around NYC to help you figure out Where to Drink This Week in NYC.
Wednesday, May 24th – Fleet Week Celebration
Hey sailor… Fleet Week is hitting the Big Apple on Wednesday, May 24th with sailors sticking around until the following Tuesday. Celebrating the arrival of America’s service men and women, New York restaurants and bars are rolling out specials to say thank you. Enjoy a drink, or two with men and women in uniform. Salud!
Friday, May 26th – Rosé Fridays at Bar Fiori
Every Friday – from 3:00 pm to close – until August, enjoy a new “happy hour”-esque offering at Bar Fiori (adjacent to Altamarea Group’s Ai Fiori.) Offerings include a vast selection of rosé wines, chosen by sommelier Colin Thoreen, for $11-12 per glass; Bottles representing the wineries of Provence and Italy ranging from $44-48; Sparkling rosé wine for $15 per glass or $60 per bottle; Two spring flower-inspired cocktails – Rosé Sangria for $10 and Blossom Punch for $13 – created by head bartender Pete Stanton; And oysters, selected weekly and featuring locally-sourced options, for $2 each or $22 per dozen.
Langham Place NY, 400 Fifth Ave, 2nd Fl, 212-613 8660, www.aifiorinyc.com, @barfiorinyc
Now Open in NYC
Just recently, the Gerber Group unveiled The Campbell, the long anticipated revival of the former Campbell Apartment, located in Grand Central Terminal. Paying homage to the legacy of John W. Campbell, a Jazz Age financier who converted the space to his private office and reception hall in 1923, The Campbell showcases many of the thirteenth-century Florentine-inspired design details, a grand stone fireplace and John Campbell’s personal steel safe. The New York institution features Gerber Group’s selection of classic and modern cocktails, in addition to wines and locally brewed craft beers. Signature drinks span from classic and era-driven like the Aviation made with Nolet’s Gin, crème de violette, Maraschino liqueur and fresh lemon. Elevated bar bites include the Butcher’s Block, with charcuterie and country pâté, Crispy Tuna Tartare Tacos with smoked chipotle mayonnaise, and Meatball Sliders with pecorino and basil.
15 Vanderbilt Ave, 212-297-1781, www.thecampbellnyc.com, @campbellnyc
The Crown at Hotel 50 Bowery
Check out the latest project from Chef Dale Talde and the Three Kings Restaurant Group. The Crown, a new rooftop bar and lounge atop Hotel 50 Bowery in Chinatown offers guests expansive views of lower Manhattan and Brooklyn; in addition to, various Asian-inspired cocktails like The Crown Manhattan made with Rittenhouse Rye, Carpano Antica, Szechuan tincture and bitters, and short menu of rotating globally-inspired street food, both international and domestic.
Hotel 50 Bowery, 50 Bowery, 646-630-8057, www.thecrownnyc.com, @thecrownnyc
Spend your sunny days and warm moonlit nights in the backyard of this Greenpoint newcomer. The Izakaya-style bar offers unique cocktails – beers to-go – and delicious seafood fare in a space that is fresh, comforting and approachable.
674 Manhattan Ave, 646-833-8564, www.bar-uni.com, @barunibk
Go on an adventurous escape from the frenetic city energy. Hudson’s, the three-story lounge – with DJ booth – and rooftop yacht is open at Pier 81 with Mediterranean-inspired fare paired with refreshing cocktails, like the passion fruit Rosemary Discovery, and Sailor’s Delight, a rosé four ways flight. Daily sails down Manhattan’s West Side will offer guests close up views of the Statue of Liberty and New York’s sweeping skyline from every seat in the house.
41st St & Westside Highway, 212-630-8840, www.hudsonsnyc.com, @hudsonsnyc
Joe Coffee at Westfield WTC
Oh sh*t – Joe Coffee opened its 15th location in New York City. Now at the Westfield World Trade Center’s Oculus transportation and commerce hub, the award-winning coffee bar will be fueling the hundreds of thousands of daily commuters and visitors who move through the space, in addition to Condé Nast employees and downtown residents.
185 Greenwich St, www.joenewyork.com/, @joecoffeecompany
Seaport Garden Bar
The Seaport is back and blooming with a finely curated mix of food experiences, music, and design. Step away from the chaos, and step into New York’s City’s garden oasis on Fulton Street. Relax beneath the leafy pergola housing a 78-foot outdoor bar – Featuring rare beers, rosé all day, and your favorite DJs out on the historic cobblestone streets. Note: Chase cardmembers will have access to a dedicated lounge within the bar experience.
The Seaport District, 19 Fulton St
Wölffer Kitchen Amagansett
Out east? Head to the newest Wölffer Kitchen location featuring rosé-inspired cuisine with a coastal American feel and laid-back vibe. Stop by post-surf sesh with friends for drinks on the patio, or come in for a perfectly-paired meal – think local seafood, Cali-inspired salads – before an evening out. P.S. It’s family-friendly, with children’s menu options available. Amagansett Square Dr, Amagansett, NY
11930, 631-267-2764, www.wolfferkitchen.com, @wolfferkitchen
New Large Pitchers at Bar SixtyFive at Rainbow Room
Kick-off the unofficial start of summer 65-stories high. Take in panoramic views while guzzling new large-format pitchers/punches at the highest outdoor terrace bar in New York City. Choose one of five shareable cocktails below:
- Gin-Ger & Tonic ($70): Brooklyn Gin, Lime Juice, Ginger, Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic
- Rhu The Day ($75): Bacardi Superior, Rhubarb, Strawberry, Lemon Juice, Soda
- Amburana Caipirinha ($70): Avua Amburana Cachaça, Cane Sugar, Lime Juice, Soda
- Pisco Punch ($70): Miguel Torres Pisco El Gobernador, Grand Marnier, Passion Fruit, Pineapple Juice, Grenadine
- White Peach Sangria ($75): Dr. Frank Semi-Dry Riesling, Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal, Peach Nectar, Lemon Juice
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Fl, 212-632-5000, www.barsixtyfive.com, @sixtyfivenyc
Aperitivo Sundays at MAMO Restaurant
Por favore, meet us at MAMO – Sundays from 4:00PM to 7:00PM – for aperitivo, including bar bites and cocktails. See you (and friends) there!
323 Broadway, 646-964-4641, www.mamonyc.com, @mamonyc
$5 Happy Hour at Ethyl’s Alcohol & Food
A new Fi-Dolla Happy Hour is here – Including $5 food and drink specials served daily at 5:00PM (until 7:00PM). Hey, “It’s Fi’Dolla’ Somewhere.”
1629 2nd Ave, 212-300-4132, www.ethylsnyc.com, @ethylsalcoholnyc
New Signature Beer at Mel’s Burger Bar
Owner Steven Kay’s long time dream came to life – To create a brew of his own that everyone could enjoy so he teamed up with Gun Hill Brewing Company in the Bronx to make it a reality. The American Pilsner (4.8% ABV) has been added to the extensive domestic and craft beer list at Mel’s – Making it #51. When you drink all 50 (over time) you become an official member of “Mel’s Brew Crew.” So, having a brew they can call their own is a really big deal and we want you to be a part of it.
1450 Second Ave, 212-452-1304, www.melsburgerbar.com, @melsburgerbar