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So many drinks, so little time. Check out thirsty’s top picks on where to drink this week in New York City.

Special Events

Friday, July 21st – Frosé Friday

Loop around the Lower East Side to sip the drink of the summer: Frosé. Begin the night at 5:00PM – run from the office to Cafe Medi (107 Rivington St) for a fresh strawberry rosé blend for $8; jump to Sons of Essex (133 Essex St) after – until 8:00PM – for $7 frosé; then over to Vandal (199 Bowery) – order the Rio de Frozé with Les voiles côtes de provence rosé, avuá prata caçhaca, cocchi americano, lemon and simple syrup.

Saturday, July 22nd – Rosé Brunch at The Ainsworth Midtown

Turn Frosé Friday into Rosé All Day…well, from 2:00PM to 7:00PM. Enjoy $12 rosé and frosé by the glass, and bottle specials – $70 Whispering Angel, $125 1.5L Magnums, $150 1.5L Roc Angel Magnums and $300 3L Magnum.

45 E. 33rd St, 212.201.1228,, @theainsworth

Saturday, July 22nd – Wine & Sweets Fest

Get the chance to sip a selection of wines curated by a wine professional and indulge in offerings from over twenty local sweets vendors – Think rosé and prosecco gummi bears from Dilena’s Dolcini, ice cream sandwiches from Melt Bakery and pink rosé cream puffs from Rare Bird Sweets. Unlimited wine tastings from Dr. L Sparkling Riesling, North Fork Project Rose, Guntrum Sweet Red and more. Tickets range from $49 to $126 and are available to purchase here.

5-25 46th Ave, Queens

Monday, July 24th – 5:30 Fizz at Italienne

Italienne launched a brand-new aperitivo hour for the summer only. 5:30 Fizz will run Monday through Friday from 5:30PM to 6:30PM and will consist of half off glasses of rosé; $7 seasonal spritz specials such as the Fizz de Violette made with Citadelle gin, crème de violette, lemon juice, egg white and Brooklyn seltzer; $13 charcuterie and formaggi boards and $15 pastas like Casoncelli, roast meat-stuffed pasta with guanciale and sage – usually priced at $23. That’s a steal.

19 W. 24th St, 212-600-5139,, @italiennenyc

Now Open

Serafina TriBeCa

Serafina opened its tenth New York City location. The new TriBeCa outpost will continue to uphold the tradition of providing guests with authentic Italian fare set within a buzzy atmosphere. Under Owners and Founders Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato, this new location will feature the restaurant’s famous light, thin-crust pizza made with OO flour and extra virgin olive oil imported directly from Italy and Italian beers, signature cocktails and a private wine list, with all selections available in an XL “By the Magnum” format. Unlike most locations, these offerings will be served in a tri-level space dressed in vibrant paintings by Pato Paez.

113 Reade St,, @serafina

Queens Bully

Forest Hills is worth “traveling” to, especially with the arrival of Queens Bully, a lively gastropub serving both comfort food and barbecue inspired by the many cultures that exist throughout New York City’s most diverse borough – Queens. From restaurateurs Rohan Aggarwal and Suraj Patel, Queens Bully is outfitted in a rustic-industrial design – exposed wooden beam ceilings with charming accent pieces like hanging bulb pendant lights and more…

Find local New York craft beers, plus six weekly-rotating options on tap and an extensive list of seasonally crafted cocktails like A Funky Introduction with Milagro Reposado Tequila, Merlet Peach Liqueur, peach preserves, jalapeño, cilantro, lemon and Hellfire bitters – All brought to you by Beverage Director Mark Seaman. Happy hour happens between 4:00PM and 7:00PM with specials like a whiskey and smoked meat flight.

113-30 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, 718-520-8600,, @queens_bully

New Menus

Dinner & Wine Pairings at Italienne

More news from Italienne: they recently launched a new menu which is available throughout the whole restaurant. Guests can choose from the charcuterie and formaggi menu, and the dinner menu which includes a la carte items or a tasting menu for $126 per person, with the option for a wine pairing at an additional $85. Guests can enjoy the full dinner menu, including the tasting menu, at the bar.

19 W. 24th St, 212-600-5139,, @italiennenyc

Happy Hour at Croton Reservoir Tavern

Hey Midtown- Get happy Monday through Friday from 5:00PM to 10:00PM with $5 domestic beers, $6 wines and $8 well drinks. Choose from a lengthy list of bites including Popcorn Chicken ($9), Naan Flatbreads ($12-$14), CRT Nachos ($9) and Maryland Crab Cakes ($4 each) along with a variety of salads, sandwiches and mains.

108 W. 40th St, 212-997-6835,, @crotonnyc

Double Happy Hour at Street Taco

Gramercy’s corner taco joint, Street Taco launched double happy hour, Monday through Friday from 4:30PM to 7:00PM and 11:00PM to 2:00AM with $7 ST House Margarita, $8 Demonico Verde, $7 Red & White Sangria, $5 Modelo Especial and $4 Tecate. Pro-tip: Swing by with the crew on a Friday night to kick off the weekend – Cheap drinks and DJ hits all night long.

358 Third Ave., 646-791-5413,, @streettacony

Double Happy Hour at Badshah

This buzzing new modern Indian restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen – helmed by Executive Chef Charles Mani (Babu Ji) – launched a double happy hour running seven days a week from 5:00PM to 7:00PM, and again from 11:00PM to close. Offerings include two-for-one drinks from Head Bartender Warren Bayani (Summit Bar) – Sip either the Indian Rose with Absolut Mandarin Vodka, peach, cranberry, rose petals or the Mumbai Old Fashioned with whiskey, licorice, cardamom. Munch on the Colonel Tso Cauliflower tossed with sesame, onion seeds and tomato chili sauce if hunger strikes.

788 Ninth Ave., 646-649-2407,, @badshahnyc

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