The award-winning New York bar’s second outpost has inherited the same service-focused experience, top notch cocktails (courtesy of veteran Steve Schneider’s menu and staff training) and easy atmosphere. It’s not every bar that can get away with hiring a fortune teller and avoid the label of gimmicky. If the drinks and people don’t have you coming back for more the bone marrow poppers will.
For an uncomplicated, convivial experience, The Fine Line offers a chill post-work hangout spot in sleepy Holland Village. Tuck into hearty bar grub like chicken tikka or satay; or something more substantial like grilled lamb racks while washing it down with a range of beers and premium spirits.
If you've ever wanted to feel like you're heading to an upscale, aesthetic-forward Ginza bar after work – Live Twice is the place for you. The concept from the Jigger & Pony Group boasts one of the most gorgeous interiors we've seen in a while; with drinks that slant towards minimalist, quality concoctions. One of the – if not the best – Vesper martinis in town.
The Secret Mermaid has expanded its cocktail offerings over the past year but the sushi-joint-by-day and hidden-watering-hole by night is still at its best when peddling its wide range of craft spirits. It’s the bar equivalent of that well-travelled friend you have who always wants to have you over for shared stories and tipples. Adventurous drinkers can try everything from smoked salmon vodka to legitimate moonshine, so opt for its Spirits Tasting Flights and go wild.
Sometimes the only thing that can take the edge of a rough day is just a good old fashioned pint of beer. But don’t settle for the standard house draughts. Your central air-conditioning-parched palate deserves brews crafted with care. LeVel33 has five signature beers along with a food menu just for pairing. And its modern, coppery decor and breezy views don’t hurt, either.
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