Birreria is the place for beer lovers and I am pretty sure you will not be disappointed.
On the roof top that houses the wonderful food temple Eataly, is Birrera overlooking Madison Square Park and Empire State Building. You access the place through Eataly and this means that the food served on Birreria goes very well with their large assortment of beer on tap and on bottles.
And don’t worry about the weather, their retractable roof and heaters keeps the place open in all seasons; rain, shine or snow!
200 5th Ave – www.eataly.com/birreria/
I suggest you head up to Harlem and down under Marcus Saumelssons popular soul food inspired restaurant Red Rooster you will find Ginny´s Supper Club. A visit here will take you back to swinging clubs (think ”Cotton”) of the 20s. The vibe is sexy and seductive, the cocktails are excellent.
You will be entertained by performances featuring jazz, reggae and rock musicians, ”global” DJs and gospel singers, poets and authors.
There is no cover fee.
Check the website for opening hours.
310 Lenox Avenue – www.ginnyssupperclub.com
The New York bar scene loves the hidden and secrets places that is not so obvious to find. One of the latest additions to the liquid landscape is Bathtub Gin, a Chelsea cocktail lounge with a tiny coffee shop frontage as cover up. (It’s the one with the mini bathtub in the window….)
So what is behind the coffe shop?
A prohibition era-style bar with dim lights and a gold-plated bathtub that dominates the room spotted with fringed lampshades and elegant armchairs. The waitresses are clad in vintage flapper regalia, and barmen make cocktails based on pre-prohibition recipes. The quality of the cocktails are amazing and the small plates tasty.
Try the yummy Sloe Gin Ginger Sling cocktail:
beefeater gin, plymouth sloe gin, cherry heering, orchard apricot liqueur, fresh lime juice, ginger extract, cane syrup & chilled perrier.
32 9th Ave, (between 18th St & 19th St)
This charming new place in Little Italy, has adapted the trend with custom cocktails.
At Mulberry Project there is not only a ordinary cocktail list, but also a blackboard on the wall that lists today’s fresh fruits.
From the blackboard you choose the fruits you want and tell the bartender if you want a slightly sweet cocktail with room or some other spirits. Then he might come up with a delightful blend of orange, vanilla, grapefruit juice and Havana Club or something completely different!
Do you like lemons? Lime? Dark and spicy? You can get just about anything. How about Daiquiri topped with whiskey and smoked chili peppers with cucumber?
The drink combinations vary from day to day and from the bartender who serves you, but all drinks cost $ 14.
When it´s warm outside you can sit on their cozy courtyard where the walls are filled with art by some of New York’s top graffiti artists.
149 Mulberry street – www.mulberryproject.com