A city that never sleep equals endless drink opportunities. From the chicest cocktails to the best cups of java and the unique haunts that only New Yorkers know about, we hunt down the best spots to sip and drink in New York City.
|Beauty & Essex
This hidden gem on the Lower East Side serves up small bites to go with your cocktail in a posh and cozy setting. The added interest? The front part of the building is a pawn shop/store, the back and dining area and bar. The perfect, secluded spot to sip on Ruby Mojitos and Bitter Secretariats.
146 Essex Street, New York, NY, 212-614-0146, beautyandessex.com
|The Jimmy at the James Hotel
Come for the spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, hand-crafted cocktails and in the summer months to lounge by the rooftop pool deck.
27 Grand Street, New York, NY, 212-465-2000, jameshotels.com
|The Laughing Man
Hugh Jackman opened up this tiny coffee and tea joint in his trendy neighbourhood of Tribeca. With sustainable choices and organic coffees and teas, you can feel good about your morning java sip (but don’t forget to pick up a huge, flaky croissant, too).
184 Duane Street, New York, NY, 212-680-1111, livelaughingman.com
Serving up fresh-pressed juices and smoothies to New Yorkers since 1996, it’s a healthy destination for a quick pick-me-up or vegetarian bite.
170 Second Avenue, New York, NY, 212-358-0300, liquiteria.com
|PDT – Please Don’t Tell
A speakeasy in the East Village known for its deep-fried hot dogs and classic cocktails, the only way to ensure you’ll get in is by making a reservation.
113 St. Marks Place, New York, NY, 212-614-0386, pdtnyc.com
Sweet Revenge takes two of our favourite things – cocktails and cupcakes – and pairs them together (and we say it makes for one delightful combination). They also offer breakfast lunch and dinner so you can pair your cocktail (or wine or beer for the non-hard liquor drinkers) of choice with a savory item as well as your cupcake treat.
62 Carmine Street, New York, NY, 212-242-2240, sweetrevengenyc.com