Pickup Vibes

Description

“Straight-up delicioso” describes both the food and the scene at this ever-“trendy” SoHo Mexican comprising a “dive”-like taqueria, casual indoor/outdoor cafe and “ultracool”, hard-to-access underground grotto; the Williamsburg spin-off set in a “futuristic retro diner” comes equipped with a moody back room and “huge outdoor patio.” --Zagat

Address

114 Kenmare St

Neighborhood

SoHo

Vibes

Classy Late Night Pickup Lively

Establishment Type

Bar Restaurant

Description

This “transformed” NoHo bistro’s latest iteration is a “pleasant surprise” offering “tasty” upmarket French-Italian dishes and “sophisticated” cocktails, downed by a “lively”, “trendy” crowd; with its downstairs lounge and “party” vibe, it “fits the neighborhood to a T.” --Zagat

Address

9 Great Jones St

Neighborhood

NoHo

Vibes

Classy Club Fancy Social Late Night Lively Pickup Romantic

Establishment Type

Bar Restaurant

Description

Weekends are lively at this neighborhood tavern offering Irish-accented pub food alongside the beer.

Address

56 Greenwich Ave

Neighborhood

West Village

Vibes

Social Late Night Lively Pickup

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

Creative Mexican fare with Eastern flavors in hip surrounds with a retro vibe, booths & funky lamps.

Address

151 Essex Street

Neighborhood

Lower East Side

Vibes

Classy Club Social Late Night Lively Pickup

Establishment Type

Bar Restaurant

Description

“In-the-know” types like this Little Italy “mixology paradise”, an unmarked cellar speakeasy where “professional” barkeeps whip up “spectacular” bespoke cocktails “tailored to your taste”; it's a “nothing-fancy” space outdone by its “awesome back patio”, but that doesn't preclude occasional “door drama.” --Zagat

Address

149 Mulberry St

Neighborhood

Little Italy

Vibes

Classy Late Night Pickup Speakeasy

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

Hip, rustic bar serving cocktails & Luzzo's pizza in a brick-lined space with Edison bulbs & TVs.

Address

310 Bowery

Neighborhood

East Village

Vibes

Classy Late Night Lively Pickup Social

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

A “secret gem” on a “random” Chinatown side street, this “fancy” lounge tricked out like an “old pharmacy” features “talented mixologists” in “cool lab coats” showing off “mad scientist” skills as they “serve up your medicine” via “serious” designer cocktails; if you can swallow the “premium cost”, it's a “really sweet spot” to “drop the dollars.” --Zagat

Address

9 Doyers St

#1

Neighborhood

Chinatown

Vibes

Classy Fancy Late Night Lively Pickup Speakeasy Chill

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

Cavernous-like bar with Moroccan setting accompanied by upbeat vibes, great music and dancing.

Address

305 Spring St

Neighborhood

West Village

Vibes

Club Late Night Lively Pickup Social

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

Behind an “extra-cool” hidden entrance in a pawn shop, this “vibrant” LES resto-lounge draws a “glam crowd” to “splurge” on “imaginative” New American bites in a bi-level space that “truly is a beauty”; if you “don’t mind a bit of shameless trendiness” (free champagne in the ladies’ room is a “nice touch”), it “does impress.” --Zagat

Address

146 Essex Street

Neighborhood

Lower East Side

Vibes

Classy Club Fancy Late Night Lively Pickup Social Speakeasy

Establishment Type

Bar Restaurant

Description

Italian fare with a modern twist is served in a tiny space with doors that open to the street. Late night weekends turn into a lively event with the waiters doing a congo line. --Zagat

Address

184 Prince Street

Neighborhood

SoHo

Vibes

Lively Pickup

Establishment Type

Restaurant

Description

Funky venue showcasing dance, circus, theatre & cabaret performances in a former ice warehouse.

Address

2 Wyckoff Ave

Neighborhood

Bushwick

Vibes

Fancy Late Night Lively Pickup

Establishment Type

Bar