We typically wouldn’t send you to a place where you’ll need to wait in line for the chance to talk to a doorman who, depending on your shoes, might let you drink on a rooftop. But the Public’s rooftop has a great view, the crowd mostly consists of people who haven’t yet realized that age is a thing, and you can either hang out on the patio or take pictures of the view through floor-to-ceiling windows.
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Sons of Essex
This restaurant, Sons of Essex, is a damn near facsimile of Beauty & Essex, not necessarily in decor, but certainly in purpose. The idea here is exactly the same: Come looking good and looking to get wasted, and maybe have some food.
Russ & Daughters Cafe
Russ & Daughters has finally expanded, after 100 years in business. Now you can sit down in a comfy booth while you enjoy your lox, and it’s glorious.
Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten
Loreley is a traditional-feeling beer garden on the Lower East Side, and it’s a good place to get some day drinking done.
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The Polynesian is a tiki-themed rooftop cocktail bar in Midtown from the people behind Carbone and The Grill.
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