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.
Lovely Day is one of the most reasonably priced restaurants where you can still feel like you've had a fun night out.
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Cafe Select is an all-day spot in Soho that’s a good place to meet someone for drinks and a light bite after work.
The Shakespeare @ The William
If you’re looking for an English pub in Midtown, The Shakespeare is quite possibly the nicest. Stop by for happy hour.
If you live or work and Nomad and have been looking for a spot where you can a little rowdy beneath some stained glass windows, Oscar Wilde is it.
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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.
Peppi’s Cellar is a big cocktail bar below a restaurant in Nolita, and it’s perfect for when you want to sit somewhere dark and listen to jazz.
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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