If you’ve spent any significant time in Soho, you’ve probably passed by an ivy archway on Crosby Street with people (tourists) taking photos of themselves. We can’t endorse the archway, but we can endorse setting up with your laptop and drinking some coffee in their front patio area, which looks a little bit like a theatrical set of a forest. There’s a rule that you can’t bring any alcohol out here, but the inside glass-enclosed area is nice for some wine after work or shopping in the area. We can’t, on the other hand, recommend you order the food (we’ve tried). This is kind of a secret drinks move in Soho, so use it wisely.
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Blue Ribbon Brasserie
The original Blue Ribbon in Soho, in which you can eat bone marrow, fried chicken, and oysters from a white table cloth at 3am. What a world.
Botanica Bar is a classic NYC dive that is an ideal place to gather a group, especially during Happy Hour.
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Like its other two locations, the Flatiron Barcade has retro arcade games, beer, and people who are psyched to be playing Simpsons pinball.
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Balthazar is a Soho institution - a French bistro that will get the job done for almost any situation.
The original Au Cheval in Chicago makes one of our all-time favorite burgers, and the location in Tribeca serves a damn good one as well.
Two Hands is a coffee shop and cafe in Little Italy full of very nice and very good looking Australians. But yeah, you’re there for a latte. Sure.
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