Beyonce, Kelly, and Michelle. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Gin, Campari, vermouth. Sacred things typically come in threes, and negronis are just another example of that objective truth. If you don’t want to make one yourself, or you’re curious about what strawberry-infused Campari tastes like, pick up a negroni from a spot on this guide. They’re all offering these bitter, smoky cocktails for takeout, and a few of them also have seat-yourself tables where you can drink outside this summer.
As you visit these spots, it’s likely that you’ll be asked to buy some food with your margarita. If you want to know more about why NYC bars can’t just serve chips with booze and call it a day, check out our feature all about the updated policy issued by the State Liquor Authority here.
Think of Dante’s negroni options like shades of blue or Charlize Theron’s acting roles. There’s an impressive range. In addition to classic negronis, Dante makes riffs with lavender, chocolate, and there’s even one with tequila, banana, pineapple, chili, and sesame. You can place your delivery order for large format and bottled cocktails online, or stop by their West Village spot for a to-go drink. Also, if you’re looking for a gift idea for someone who loves negronis, Dante even makes a birthday delivery kit with 10-12 servings of their classic negroni, a special ice tray, a face mask, coasters, matches, and a Dante playlist.
When it comes to neighborhood restaurants, being a regular at Walter’s in Fort Greene is a coveted title. But with new drink specials, like $10 to-go negronis, this American spot makes it easy for anyone to feel like they’re exactly where they belong. You can pick up your cocktail as early as 11am on weekdays and 9am on weekends.
You can tell Amor y Amargo cares a lot about their cocktails by the way that they sell their own bar spoons for aspiring bartenders. So if you’re looking for the kind of negroni that’ll make you want to sit back and say a little prayer for the creators of vermouth, pick one up from the curbside bar at their East Village location. They’re open Monday through Saturday starting at 6pm, and on Sundays started at 4pm.
Pearl's Social & Billy Club
There was a time when living in Bushwick meant spending 50% of your time socializing at kitschy little bars like Pearl’s Social Billy Club. If you miss that, you should head to the takeout window at this neighborhood favorite for a pre-bottled negroni between 2-9pm today. There’s a small patio area you can drink outside, or you can just stock up your bar at home.
This Harlem cocktail bar is offering large-batch cocktails that will stay good for up to seven days, which may inspire your apartment’s first annual “negroni week.” It’ll be sort of like Shark Week, without Australian divers making questionable choices regarding a certain fish’s sharp teeth. If you’d rather just get a single negroni, stop by their spot on Frederick Douglass Boulevard between Thursday and Sunday from 5pm to 11pm. Take note that Sugar Monk is also selling their own homemade bitters, which will instantly upgrade your bar cart.
I Sodi in the West Village is historically known for lasagna and long waits. But to anyone who orders cocktails even occasionally, this place is also known for their excellent negronis. They’re serving bottled versions of their negroni bianco, negroni classico, and negroni terra (which is made with Cynar instead of Campari). You can place your delivery or pick-up order online here.
Strawberry-infused Campari is the not-so-secret ingredient that makes the “Kula negroni” at this Cobble Hill spot worth traveling for. If you order ahead online, you can pick up a bottle of it with up to eight servings for your next virtual Happy Hour or boozy outdoor picnic. Clover Club is serving to-go negronis every day on Smith Street, so stop by whenever that craving hits.
The Owl’s Tail
Trying to date on the UWS right now? We await your impending memoir. In the meantime, the Owl’s Tail is a great uptown option if you want to impress someone with a fantastic negroni (and other cocktails). They make three different to-go flask sizes, and you can place your order ahead of time here. Head’s up: Central Park is about ten minutes away from the bar. So if we end up reading about a sunset scene featuring negronis and kissing in the park in your forthcoming memoir, we’re going to ask for a $20 commission.
The negroni at this Astoria bar is a bit different than typical negronis, since it comes with two kinds of vermouth (Dolin Rouge and Cocchi di Torino). If you want to stick around to order a second vermouth-forward negroni, you can always hang out at one of their garden tables.
LIke I Sodi, Via Carota makes a delicious negroni. This adds up, considering both restaurants are owned by the same team. In addition to their menu of Italian food, they’re selling a 6oz classic negroni you can pick-up or order for delivery. They also have outdoor seating available every day from 11am to 10pm in case you’d like to sit under twinkle lights and later brag to your friends that you were in the presence of the Via Carota salad.
You won’t find typically find mead and negronis hanging out together, but that’s exactly what’s happening at this cool UES spot. If you’re too chicken (or too much of a negroni purist) to try the mead variation, they also make classic versions in 8oz and 16oz sizes. Place your to-go or delivery order here.
If you’re near Clinton Hill and want someone with superior cocktail making skills to hand you a cold, bitter drink, stop by Baby Jane’s to-go setup on Fulton Street. This cocktail bar is offering a classic negroni for takeout and delivery every day, as well as non-negroni Happy Hour specials like $6 martinis on Mondays and $10 beer-shot combos on Thursday. Follow them on Instagram here for updates on all of their specials.
Whether you’re looking for a bar with a to-go window or a socially-distant curbside patio in Sunnyside, Maggie Mae’s has you covered. They have everything from negronis and beer to frozen cocktails and boozy popsicles available from 3-11pm daily. Before you stop by, be sure to check out their website for to-go specials and Happy Hour deals. Looking for more spots with takeout windows? We have a guide for that.