Mother’s Ruin has everything you need with just one catch: there isn’t a ton of seating. There are some bar seats and a few tables, but those all get taken pretty quickly. If you’re able to grab one, however, you can eat some good bar food and have a nice cocktail. This is a welcoming neighborhood cocktail bar, and you’ll always find a good after-work and late-night crowd (and food) here. Don’t worry, you can always stand.
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A seafood restaurant from the people behind The Meatball Shop, Seamore’s is healthy, reasonably priced, and a good time. No wonder it’s always packed.
La Esquina Brasserie
Does La Esquina have the best Mexican food in NYC? No. But it is in a secret basement in Nolita, and it’s worth a trip for the experience.
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A classic New York City gem, still standing from a time when horse and buggies were bringing people here to drink. Eat the chicken club sandwich, drink a Stella from the tap, and imagine that you're about to head off for a sweet vacation aboard the Titanic.
City Vineyard is a restaurant and wine bar on the Hudson River in Tribeca, and it’s a great spot to drink wine outside with a group.
Jones Wood Foundry
A great British pub that will help you solve all of your Upper East Side problems, or at least the ones related to food.
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Cafe Gitane is the quintessential Nolita place to “see and be seen,” especially if you’re hoping to see some avocado toast.
Spring Lounge is a very old dive in Soho where you can (and should) drink cheaply and enjoy the (bad) smell.
The Rose Bar
The Rose Bar is a fancy cocktail bar behind a velvet curtain in the bottom of the Gramercy Park Hotel, and it turns into a nightclub around 9pm.
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