When people plot hostile takeovers in Davos or superhero franchises at Sundance, we imagine it happening somewhere like Brandy Library. Illuminated shelves of brown liquor - the spirits menu alone is 15 pages long - cover walls of this big, low-ceilinged cocktail bar in Tribeca, and the seating is made up of leather lounge chairs that wouldn’t feel out of place in a private smoking den. Sit by the fireplace with a date, and try flights of Calvados or Armagnac while Googling what Calvados and Armagnac are.
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Family friendly, celeb-heavy and aesthetically pleasing, Bubby’s represents its Tribeca zip code hard. This is It’s one of the better known Chronic Brunch spots around town.
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Caledonia is a small whiskey bar on the Upper West Side that works for anything from a date to a drink with your parents.
Réunion Surf Bar
Reunion Surf Bar is a tiki-themed spot in Hell’s Kitchen with fish tacos and frozen cocktails.
Lovers Of Today
Lovers of Today is a casual little cocktail bar down a set of stairs in the East Village, and it’s the perfect place to meet your Tinder date.
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If you absolutely want to go drink at a speakeasy, Attaboy (on the Lower East Side) is one of the best options.
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