Blue Ribbon has operated a garden on a rooftop at the LES Thompson Hotel for several years, and they’ve rebranded with a Japanese theme. There’s a short food menu that includes sushi handrolls, plus frozen beers and boozy popsicles in flavors like bourbon-choco-banana and mint julep. Come with a group for a daytime hang - they also have ping pong tables.
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Two-Bit’s Retro Arcade
Two-Bit’s is like a smaller version of Barcade, and it’s a decent place to kill some time on the Lower East Side.
Garfunkel’s is a relatively casual speakeasy on the Lower East Side where you can sit in a big armchair and have good cocktail.
Excuse My French
A funny little French tapas bar on the Lower East Side, with some really tasty food.
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Sushi Of Gari Tribeca
For us, there are few culinary pleasures in life that exceed sushi bar swagging at Sushi of Gari, watching an old master fish sculptor slice up some heavenly creations destined for our bellies. Unfortunately, this Gari location is our least favorite yet.
Shigure is a sake bar in Tribeca with small plates and the ideal volume level for when you’re sick of the fancy cocktail scene.
Want to impress someone who loves Japanese food? Bring them to Kyo Ya. The unmarked subterranean restaurant is a unique and amazing place.
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