Maybe you need a place to watch Monday Night Football with clients, or perhaps your little brother wants to watch college football with the rest of the JP Morgan training program. Either way, The Ainsworth in Chelsea is a good choice. It’s a big bar that works when some people want to watch sports (there are a ton of TVs), but others just want an upscale spot to wear business casual and drink Manhattans at 3pm on a Saturday.
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Gallow Green is the rooftop bar on top of the hotel in Chelsea where Sleep No More takes place, although you don’t have to wear a mask to drink here.
The Grey Dog
This Grey Dog location is large and spacious - it’s an easy spot for a coffee and a decent sandwich in Chelsea.
Tia Pol is a Chelsea tapas spot that’s a great move for early-in-the-game dates. Have some sangria and some small plates.
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Luke’s Lobster Garment District
Like their other locations around the city, Luke’s Lobster in the Garment District is a great place for lunch or a quick lobster roll.
Do you need a big place where you can eat a pricey steak with some people who never stray too far from Grand Central? Try Benjamin Steakhouse.
Sea Wolf is a seafood place right off the L train in Bushwick that has a solid Happy Hour and raw bar.
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Motel Morris is a slightly retro, motel-themed restaurant in Chelsea that’s cool enough for date night and nice enough for dinner with the parents.
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.
Empire Diner has opened and closed a few times over the years, but now it’s a sleek Southern-inspired restaurant in the same vintage space.
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