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Drizly delivers drinks to your door, photo courtesy: Boston Magazine

Too Cold for an Alcohol Run? Use the Drizly App for Doorstep Delivery!

Drizly.com Offers Alcohol Delivery On-Demand Services in NYC and Boston

Drizly, a new iPhone app serving most areas in Boston and New York, delivers beer, wine or liquor orders delivered to your doorstep within 30-60 minutes. read more

Max Brenner's Famed Hot Chocolate, photo courtesy: Max Brenner

Max Brenner’s Sweet Facelift

The popular Union Square chocolate bar received a renovation and new menu additions for its’ 7th birthday

It’s officially hot chocolate season! Get your fix at Max Brenner’s new and improved digs. read more

Photo courtesy: Refinery Rooftop

Healthy Cocktails, Refined

Refinery Rooftop Offers All-Natural Artisanal Cocktails Atop a Renovated Millinery

We know: Another week, another rooftop bar opening. But when it comes to views and booze, we just had to get the new industrial chic Refinery Rooftop on your radar. read more

Inside Minus5 Ice Bar in NYC, photo courtesy: Reuters

Beat the Heat at Minus5, NYC’s First Ice Bar

Order a Cocktail (or Two) at the Coolest Spot in Midtown

Does this month’s heat wave have you hot and bothered? Cool down with some cocktails at Minus5, New York City’s first ice bar, where everything is completely made out of—you guessed it—ice. read more

Blue RIbbon Beer Garden

Garden Party: Blue Ribbon Beer Garden Opens at The Thompson LES

Enjoy Games, Brews and Grub at the LES’s Newest Beer Garden

Looking for a new outdoor drinking spot to celebrate summer? Head down to the Lower East Side’s newest beer garden at the chic Thompson Hotel. read more

Inside Pearl & Ash, photo courtesy: Daniel Krieger, eater.com

Pearl & Ash Combines Small Plates with a Large Wine List

Pearl & Ash Serves Small Plates Under $16 on The Bowery

Pearl & Ash features a five-section menu (raw, small, fish, meat and vegetables) with a focus on modern and international fusion, presented in small plates ranging from $3-$16. read more

photo courtesy- Jessica Lin, timeout.com

ABC Kitchen’s Adjacent Latin Counterpart Opens in Flatiron

ABC Cocina Replaces Pipa in Flatiron’s ABC Carpet & Home

Jean-George Vongerichten’s ABC Cocina offers jalapeño margaritas, sangria, and tapas made with seasonal ingredients from the Union Square Greenmarket. read more

Milkshakes at The Sugar Factory, photo courtesy: The Sugar Factory

Candy Land: Sugar Factory American Brasserie Makes Its East Coast Debut

We’re Sweet on the Las Vegas Import Sugar Factory American Brasserie

The Sugar Factory American Brasserie is a 3,000-square-foot candy emporium and restaurant boasting a large menu of eats, sweets and treats in the center of the Meatpacking District. read more

photo courtesy- Clarkson

World Tour: Clarkson Brings Seasonal European Fare To The West Village

Georges Forgeois’ Clarkson Serves Internationally-Inspired Cuisine and Inventive Cocktails

Over the last few years, a number of restaurants have called the corner space at 225 Varick Street home, but we have a feeling the spot’s newest resident, Clarkson, is here to stay. Especially considering the dream team behind this newest eatery.
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Inside Alder, photo courtesy: Eater.com

Talk of the Town: WD-50 Chef Wylie Dufresne Unveils Alder

Alder, the second restaurant from Wylie Dufresne, opens in the East Village

When the renowned pioneer of molecular gastronomy and multi-course tasting menus decides to open a casual neighborhood pub, what can you expect? Say hello to Alder, where WD-50‘s Chef Wylie Dufresne and Executive Chef Jon Bignelli conjured up a sharable menu of surprising sweet and savory combinations for drinks, dinner and dessert. read more

Inside Grape and Vine, photo courtesy: thrillist.com

Heard It Through The Grape Vine: Introducing The Jade Hotel’s Newest Eatery

Grape and Vine Offers Fresh-pressed Juices, Cocktails And Market Fresh Meals

We’ve come to expect trendy venues and creative menus from restaurateur Fredrick Lesort (of Plein Sud and Buddha Bar fame), but his latest, Grape & Vine, located in Greenwich Village’s new The Jade Hotel is one for the ages—and all hours, offering three meals a day in addition to lounge, late night, and weekend brunch menus. read more

photo courtesy: Hudson Common

Anything But Ordinary: Meet Hudson Common, NYC’s Newest Beer Hall

Head to Hudson Common for Local Brews, Soda Shop Cocktails and Inventive Eats Priced Under $16

Looking for the perfect bar to watch March Madness, sip on craft beers, and enjoy some inventive treats à la kale caeser salad? We thought so. Well, you can find it all at Hudson Common, the recently opened beer hall and burger joint located off lobby of the Hudson Hotel. read more

Inside Wise Men, photo courtesy: eater.com

Hidden Gem: Wise Men Opens On The Bowery

Count on the Bowery’s Wise Men for Strong Cocktails and Savory Small Plates

It’s not easy to spot the entrance to Wise Men, a new bar and restaurant anonymously concealed behind a storefront-size vintage photo, but it’s definitely worth searching for. And once you turn the unique water valve handle to step inside, you’ll immediately be transported to a bygone era. read more

Inside The Dead Rabbit, photo courtesy: The Dead Rabbit

World-Class Cocktails Take Center Stage at The Dead Rabbit

The Dead Rabbit Brings Old-Time Taste to the Financial District

The Dead Rabbit pays homage to New York’s 19th century Irish influence. Sounds stiff? The two-story space is anything but, except for a historically-accurate cocktail list with more than 70 cocktails that you won’t find anywhere else in the city. read more

The General, photo courtesy: EMM Group

Top Chef’s Hung Huynh Takes Orders at The General

EMM Group’s Newest Restaurant Serves Modern Asian Cuisine With a Twist on the Bowery

Fresh off of his seafood success at Catch, Top Chef winner Hung Huynh has headed east, serving modern Asian cuisine at The General, the EMM Group’s newest restaurant. read more

Inside Salvation Taco, photo courtesy: Jessica Lin, Timeout.com

Not Your Typical Taqueria: Salvation Taco Heats Up Murray Hill

An inside look at Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield’s Taqueria

Salvation Taco stays true April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman’s successful formula: it’s a fun bar with great food. read more

Inside Arlington Club, photo courtesy- zagat.com

High Steaks: Arlington Club Reinvents The Wheel

Laurent Tourondel and Tao Group Bring a Spruced Up Steakhouse to the UES

What happens when Laurent Tourondel sets out to “reinvent the steakhouse?” Two words: Arlington Club, a new collaboration between the BLT-famed chef and TAO Group. read more

Hudson Lodge at the Hudson Hotel, photo courtesy: Hudson Lodge

Inside Hudson Lodge: NYC’s First Ski-Themed Bar

Hudson Lodge Brings Spiked Cocoa and Snow To Midtown

Ready for some Cliquot in the snow? Well, say hello to Hudson Lodge, a newly opened ski resort-themed bar atop the Hudson Hotel. And by ski-resort themed bar, we mean a 1,500-square-foot, glass-enclosed, tented space outfitted with animal hide rugs, vintage toboggans, and a life sized wooden bear to boot. read more

Scones and Housemade Raspberry Jam at The Lambs Club

A New Take On Tea

The Lambs Club Gives Afternoon Tea A Modern Spin

Fall is the perfect time to indulge in high tea, but sometimes carving out the time for a five course, midday affair can be a little difficult. Well, thanks to a new program at The Lambs Club, you can have your scone and eat it too.
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The National Mule Cocktail, photo courtesy: The National

Drink Up: 3 Perfect Cocktails For Labor Day Weekend!

3 Summer Inspired Cocktail Recipes for Labor Day Weekend

Saying goodbye to summer can be tough, which means you could probably use a cocktail right about now. No need to fret; in an effort to help you make the most of this Labor Day weekend, we’ve enlisted some of the city’s best bartenders to spill their favorite warm weather drinks. read more

The Outdoor Garden at Château Cherbuliez, photo courtesy: Oleg March

Garden Party: Château Cherbuliez Opens in Chelsea

Château Cherbuliez Opens in the limelight marketplace

Craving a taste of southern France? Well, no need to book at trip to Saint-Tropez just yet. Simply head to Château Cherbuliez, a newly opened wine bar and brasserie, serving up a touch of Parisian charm in the Flatiron District.
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Soaked at Mondrian SoHo, photo courtesy: Morgans Hotel Group

Get Soaked: Mondrian SoHo’s Rooftop Bar Is Open!

Soaked Opens at Mondrian SoHo

Imagine getting your juice fix… with a shot of booze. That’s exactly what the skilled mixologists are serving up at Soaked, Mondrian SoHo’s newest rooftop bar, specializing in healthy cocktails with fruit infusions. read more

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Get Cooking: Four Perfect July 4th Recipes!

4 Recipes for July 4th

Looking to plan the perfect Fourth of July party? How about wowing your guests with John DeLucie’s gourmet burger recipe. Or, perhaps, a summer inspired lobster roll courtesy of The Highliner? Click through our gallery and learn how to whip up our favorite American dishes (and cocktails!), before you fire up that grill! read more

A Peruvian Cocktail At Raymi in the Flatiron District, photo courtesy: Raymi

Pisco Party!

Raymi Brings Peruvian Cocktails and Cuisine To The Flatiron District

Four words we never thought we’d utter: Put down the margarita. That’s right, we have a new summer bevvy of choice. Meet pisco, a Peruvian, grape based brandy showcased at Raymi (Richard Sandoval’s newest resto). read more

View at La Piscine at Hotel Americano, photo courtesy: Hotel Americano

Raise The Roof: Hôtel Americano’s Poolside Grill Is Open

Hotel Americano's Grill at La Piscine Is Open To The Public

If you haven’t yet penciled in a visit to Grupo Habita’s Hotel Americano—the boutique hotel opened up in Chelsea last September—here’s some extra incentive: Sweeping city views, light Mediterranean bites, and a four-foot deep swimming pool surrounded by butterfly chairs and white daybeds. That’s right: The Grill at La Piscine is now open to the public.
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Frozen Hot Chocolate at Popbar in the West Village

Sip on This: PopBar Launches Frozen Hot Chocolate

Popbar in the West Village Launches Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen hot chocolate. Can you think of a better way to cure a summertime sugar craving? But no need to brave the lines at Serendipity just yet… Head to Popbar in the West Village, where the skilled “popologists” are pouring out their famed cups of cocoa with an icy update. read more

Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club, photo courtesy: zagat.com

Good Brews: NYC’s 5 Best Beer Gardens!

NYC's 5 Best Beer Gardens

As summer quickly approaches, you’re probably ready to head to one of NYC’s outdoor drinking destinations. And thanks to the city’s abundance of beer gardens, you don’t need to go far to find the perfect place to booze (al fresco, of course). We’ve rounded up our 5 favorite NYC spots, where the brews are always in bloom. read more

Serafina in the Meatpacking District, photo courtesy: Serafina

Serafina Opens in the MPD (With a “You Must Be 21″ Dessert Menu to Boot!)

Serafina Opens a 7th NYC Restaurant in the Meatpacking District

It’s never difficult finding a scene-y spot along the Meatpacking District’s cobble stone streets, but what if you’re looking to grab a meal without all of the hoopla? Enter Serafina’s newest haunt, tucked away on the corner of Little West 12th and 9th Avenue. read more

Kim and Kourtney with Scott Disick at the Ryu Opening in NYC, photo courtesy: officialkourtneyk.celebuzz.com

Fancy a Swanye West? Head to RYU (Scott Disick’s Latest Venture)

Scott Disick Teams Up with Fatty Crab and Fatty Cue Owners to Launch Ryu in the Meatpacking District

From the folks who brought you the campy Malay destinations Fatty Crab and Fatty Cue comes RYU, an eatery that’s a tad more upscale and, oh yeah, it’s co-founded by reality TV star Scott Disick. read more

The Juice Press, photo courtesy: wellandgoodnyc.com

Get Your Juice On

The Juice Press Offers Everything from Cleanses to Cookies With Manhattan Locations

It seems as though NYC is experiencing a bit of a juice bar boom. And while there are plenty of places to fuel up—think Organic Avenue and Juice Generation—The Juice Press is by far our favorite chain to get a healthy boost. The company has 5 liquid locales all over the city, including a newer outpost that opened on Mott Street in February. read more

Angel's Share in NYC, photo courtesy: Shanna Ravindra for nymag

Angel’s Share: A Tried and True, Little Sip of Heaven

Head to Angel's Share for Custom Cocktails and a Heavenly, East Village Escape

It’s Thursday, which means you’re probably ready for a cocktail. But if you’re getting tired of those same-old happy hour bars, we’d like to recommend heading to one of New York’s lesser-known, hidden gems: Angel’s Share. Although the spot has been luring in cocktail connoisseurs since opening in 2002, its nondescript location makes it easy to miss. read more

São Paulo Sour cocktail

Toast Easter Sunday with Cedilla’s São Paulo Sour

Cedilla mixologist Aisha Sharpe shares an Easter Inspired São Paulo Sour Drink Recipe

Easter is just a few days away, and if you have a few extra eggs lying around (and we know you do!), why not try throwing them into an Easter-inspired cocktail? Well, famed mixologist Aisha Sharpe has you covered with a bright and fruity drink made with Cedilla (a new fruit liqueur made with organic acai berries). Find her recipe below, and toast the holiday in style! read more

Anejo NYC, photo courtesy: Todd Heisler for The New York Times

Top Chef Style: Añejo Perfectly Pairs Small Plates and Tequila

Angelo Sosa's Añejo NYC Pairs Small Plates with Tequila

Forget about wine pairings, an intoxicating Hell’s Kitchen spot is pouring out tequila to match your meal. It’s called Añejo, the latest restaurant from famed Top Chef contestant Angelo Sosa, which opened in January. read more

Clos du Bois Chic Picnique by Tracy Reese, $135, closdubois.com

Fashion Meets Foodie: Tracy Reese and Clos du Bois Create the Chicest Picnic Basket We’ve Ever Seen

Clos du Bois Chic Picnique by Tracy Reese

Picnic season is almost upon us, and thanks to Tracy Reese’s latest collaboration there’s no need to settle for those inconveniently bulky square baskets. This spring, the designer has teamed up with Clos Du Bois wines to create a fabulously fashion-forward wicker basket, equipped why brown leather handles, brass hardware, and an interior lined with her iconic floral print (with matching napkins to boot!). read more

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Joe Campanale Spills His Perfect V-Day Cocktail Recipe

A Cherry-Inspired Cocktail Recipe for Valentine's Day

Famed sommelier Joe Campanale share’s his favorite Valentine’s Day Cocktail recipe: the Amarena Crush. It’s deliciously strong with a reddish hue, and even boasts a cherry on top. Cheers! read more

The Windsor, NYC photo courtesy: Michael Nagle for The New York Times

Cheer On Big Blue With The Windsor’s NY Michelada

The WIndsor's Ben Scorah spills his Famed NY Michelada Drink Recipe

Since no Super Bowl party would be complete without a stellar game day cocktail, we decided to turn to the big leagues for the perfect recipe. The Windsor’s Ben Scorah (who was named GQ’s “Most Inspired Bartender” in 2009) spills his beer-based NY Michelada recipe with us. read more

Top Hops Beer Shop, photo courtesy: urbandaddy.com

Create a Custom 6 Pack at Top Hops Beer Shop (Just In Time For Super Bowl Parties!)

Top Hops Beer Shop on the Lower East Side Offers More Than 700 Varieties of Beer

We already told you about our favorite NYC beer bar, but what if you want to stock up on the best brews to-go? Enter Top Hops Beer Shop, a new Lower East Side beer boutique. The spot offers more than 700 bottles from all over the world (along with classics including Bud Light and Stella Artois, of course).
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Ice Rink at the Standard Hotel NYC, photo courtesy: hintmag.com

The Standard’s Winter Wonderland: Skating and Cold Weather Cocktails!

Head to The Standard Hotel for Some Cold Weather Fun

No need to head to Aspen for a lift ticket, we found a perfect alternative right here in NYC. And it comes in cocktail form. This winter, you can head straight to The Standard Grill for spiked winter cocktails ($12), including said Lift Ticket and hop on the hotel’s outdoor skating rink pre or post drinks. read more

Popbar's Hot Chocolate on a Stick, photo courtesy: Popbar

Popbar’s Perfect DIY Hot Chocolate

Make Your Own Cocoa (at home!) with popbar's hot chocolate on a stick

You already know why Popbar is pouring out some of our favorite hot cocoa, but now you don’t need to brave the cold to wrap your hands around the chocolaty goodness. The West Village spot, famed for their gourmet gelato pops, is offering its equally delicious, all-natural Hot Chocolate on a Stick on Amazon.com. You can order single sticks for $2.99 in flavors including dark, milk, and vanilla white chocolate, or stock up on variety packs stocked with 12 sticks. read more

Whitehall Bar and Kitchen, photo courtesy: whitehall-nyc.com

If You Like Gin, You’ll Love Whitehall

Whitehall Bar and Kitchen Offers More Than 50 Varieties of Gin

If you’re thirsting for a stiff one, head straight to Whitehall for a gin based drink that won’t disappoint. The British-inspired spot (which opened in November by the team behind Mary Queen of Scots) offers more than 50 bottles of gin—think Beefeater, London Dry, Plymouth, and Genever, to name a few—along with several artisanal gin based cocktails created by mixologist John McCarthy. read more

Churros Dipped in Hot Chocolate at La Churreria, photo by: Evan Sung for The New York Times

NoLita’s New La Churreria Dishes Out Churros and Hot Chocolate. Need We Say More?

Jesus Manso's La Churreria Dishes Out Delicious Churros starting at $3

If churros served hot out of the fryer dipped in rich, hot chocolate sound like a perfect winter treat to you, head straight to NoLita’s La Churreria which officially opened on Monday. The Mulberry Street café, owned by Socarrat Paella bar’s Jesus Manso (aka Lolo), dishes out delicious fried treats starting at $3 for three churros. read more

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A Toast to 2011’s Best New Bars and Lounges

Our 5 Favorite New Bars and Lounges from 2011

We simply couldn’t toast the New Year without acknowledging some of the perfect cocktails we’ve discovered in 2011. Since this year marked the opening of several specialty bars and lounges that appeal to the most discerning cocktail connoisseurs, champagne enthusiasts, and tequila tasters, we decided to round up our top five favorite newcomers below. Cheers! read more

Schiller's Liquor Bar, photo courtesy: Gavin Thomas for nymag.com

Cool and Casual: Schiller’s Liquor Bar Offers Affordable Continental Cuisine and The Best Garlic Shrimp

Schiller's Liquor Bar Offers Reasonably Priced Continental Cuisine and $12 Specialty Drinks in a Fun and Hip Space

Cool, casual, and affordable. Weekend dining doesn’t get much better than that, which is why we wanted to remind you about one of our favorite eateries, Keith McNally’s Schiller’s Liquor Bar. The menu is packed with reasonably priced continental cuisine, including the famed Garlic Shrimp ($13) featured on Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate.” read more

Winston's Champagne Bar, photo courtesy: SGM PHOTOGRAPHY, amny.com

Winston’s Champagne Bar Offers More Than 100 Bottles of Bubbly

Winston's Champagne Bar Pours Out Vintage and Prestige Champagne in a Chic, 1940's Inspired Space

With New Year’s Eve just three weeks away, we found ourselves craving the perfect bottle of bubbly. Our search ended at Winston’s Champagne Bar, an elegant lair beneath the Gansevoort Hotel offering one of NYC’s largest champagne menus. read more

photo courtesy: Sons of Essex

Head to Sons of Essex for Grown Up Grilled Cheese and Other Comfort Food Staples

Sons of Essex Serves up Sophisticated Comfort Food in Stylish, Saloon-like Digs

It’s no surprise snagging a reservation at the new Lower East Side hot spot Sons of Essex is a difficult feat. Celebs including Padma Lakshmi (who had her birthday fete at the chic space), the Olsen sisters (Elizabeth included), and Jennifer Lawrence have all been spotted at the trendy eatery for various after parties and private dinners before it officially opened at the end of October. read more

photo courtesy: Mary Queen of Scots

Drink Like Royalty at Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots on the Lower East Side Pours Out More Than 100 Kinds of Scotch

While it’s easy to find typical Glenlivets and Macallans at your favorite swanky NYC bars, many scotch selections often stop with the favored top-shelf basics. That’s not the case at Mary Queen of Scots, a cozy and stylish Gastropub on the Lower East Side that offers over 100 varieties of scotch. And while you can certainly order your preferred 12 or 18 year Macallan or Johnie Walker’s Blue Label, you may also be inclined to sip Glen Grant 16, Benromach’s organic and fruity malt, or even Balvanie’s 21 year Portwood. read more

DavidsTea photo courtesy: gothamist.com

Tea Time: DavidsTea Comes To NYC Just in Time for Winter!

Canadian-based Loose Tea Shop, DavidsTea, Comes to the Upper East Side and the West Village

Since our caffeine routine could use a tad more variety (and we know we’re not alone) we were happy to hear DavidsTea, a popular Canadian loose-tea shop, opened up two NYC locales just in time for the cold weather season. (The first outpost came to the UES in early November, while the West Village spot launched on Thanksgiving). read more

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Room With a View: JIMMY SoHo Pours Out Seasonal Cocktails in a Beautiful (and Enclosed) Rooftop Bar

Jimmy at The James Hotel Offers Artisinal Drinks in an Enclosed Rooftop Bar Equipped with a Fireplace

Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean you need to give up on rooftop bars completely. One of favorite our new indoor enclaves is the Jimmy, which opened this spring atop the James Hotel. And while the space garnered much attention for it’s gorgeous outdoor deck (complete with a pool) during warmer months, it has made a seamless transition into a cozy fall lounge, equipped with a working fireplace and great seasonal drinks. read more

Viktor and Spoils at The Hotel on Rivington, photo courtesy: stylecaster.com

Viktor and Spoils brings World Class Tequila (and Some Great Tacos) to the LES

Viktor and Spoils offers modern mexican cuisine and an extensive tequila menu at The Hotel on Rivington

Viktor and Spoils, the Hotel on Rivington’s newest hotspot (formerly the CV lounge) is easy to miss. The chic, yet unassuming lounge and eatery is tucked behind a bright orange, unlabeled door that looks kind of like a service entrance. But once you get your bearings, you probably won’t want to leave.
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Bar at Crown, photo courtesy: W Magazine

John Delucie’s Crown Is Pouring Out Some of Our Favorite Fall Cocktails

Crown Pours Out Perfectly Crafted Seasonal Cocktails in a Luxurious Upper East Side Townhouse

By now you’ve obviously heard of John DeLucie’s latest hot-spot, Crown, on the Upper East Side (which officially opened September 9th). But if you can’t commit to making a res at the lauded eatery months in advance, you may want to stop by for some great seasonal cocktails. read more