Maybe you don’t feel like going home quite yet after Happy Hour drinks on Stone Street, or perhaps you’re looking to celebrate with clients after closing a deal at dinner. Head to Ulysses, an Irish pub with a stage in an attached bar room where bands play every Wednesday through Saturday. It’s your best option for live music in FiDi.
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The P.J. Clarke’s in Battery Park serves the same great burgers as the other locations, but this one has outdoor seating with views of the Hudson.
Luchadores is a counter-service Mexican spot by the Seaport where you can eat tacos and drink beers outside.
Merchants River House
When you want to drink on the Hudson someplace more low-key than Grand Banks and City Vineyard, check out Merchants River House.
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Harlem Nights is a casual neighborhood bar in Harlem with a daily Happy Hour and regularly-scheduled comedy and music nights.
Frankie is an Australian spot in Jersey City where you should go for a burger and natural wine.
Archer & Goat
Archer & Goat is a restaurant/bar in the bottom of a townhouse in Harlem. It’s a good spot for a drink and a snack, and it has a nice little backyard.
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Trailer Park Lounge & Grill
Trailer Park in Chelsea is a trailer park-themed bar, which is actually a lot better than it sounds.
Cooper’s Craft & Kitchen
The Cooper’s Craft & Kitchen in the East Village isn’t great, but the one in Chelsea is nicer, cozier, and good enough for first date.
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