Oscar Wilde is very much not like other bars. And that’s mostly due to the theme. It’s inspired by the life of, you guessed it, Oscar Wilde, and it feels like a wing of old-timey Irish castle converted into a drinking space for young professionals. It’s spacious, the ceilings are high, and it’s filled with stained glass windows, a marble fireplace, and about 40 different kinds of lighting fixtures. And while this might make it sound stuffy, it isn’t. Weekends here get extremely busy, and you can expect to find lots of people mingling and getting kind of sloppy.
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When you want to drink during the day in the winter and also feel good about it, check out any of these 32 spots.
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Feroce is an Italian spot inside the Moxy Hotel on the Nomad/Chelsea border that’s works for an upscale dinner near Penn Station.
Lamalo is a Middle Eastern spot inside the Arlo Nomad Hotel that works for lunch or a light dinner near Penn Station.
KazuNori: The Original Hand Roll Bar
The handroll bar from the people behind Sugarfish has arrived in Nomad.
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Jungle Bird is a tropical-themed, two-story cocktail bar in Chelsea. It’s a great spot for groups, and it’s a good alternative to The Tippler.
The Bar At Baccarat Hotel
If you need place in Midtown where you can sit under a chandelier, eat some caviar, and spend up to $450 on a cocktail, try the bar at the Baccarat.
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The NoMad Bar
Thanks to the prices, this casual(ish) bar in The NoMad hotel probably isn’t a place that you can afford to visit often. But when you do, eat dessert.
Death & Co
Death & Co. feels like it was built just for us. The drink list is ridiculous…it’s nearly impossible to settle on something because each beverage is intriguing and awesome. And thankfully the food doesn’t suck either.
Like the other locations, Quality Eats in Nomad is a steakhouse for people who don’t want to feel like they’re eating in a country club.
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