Never stale, New York’s atmosphere is always changing. Clubs, restaurants, and venues are evolving, revolving and dissolving at such a fast pace, sometimes you need a little held pinning down what’s actually going on. Here to help, browse this list of newly opened and soon to be opened hot spots within the Five Burroughs.
191 Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002
From Paris to London and now, to New York, the long awaited Experimental Cocktail Lounge is now open and serving up inventive cocktails garnished with a New York twist. The Parisian bar modeled like a speakeasy is in the old Kush location on Chrystie Street, in lower Manhattan.
Hotel Americano. 518 West 27 Street, (212) 525-0000
Imagine a relaxing summer afternoon with theHudsonbreeze over your face as you chow on some grilled octopus and olives and a Hibiscus Margarita made with infused Tequila, Combier, Agave and Lime! You’ll be beving it up with roof-friendly plastic cups so don’t worry if you and your drink are gone with the wind.
Andaz Wall Street Hotel
75 Wall st. Manhattan
Head downtown for lunch or dinner, Monday through Saturday and enjoy the outdoor seating.
674 Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Formerly the Stone’s Tavern space, Beloved opens with a cocktail menu designed by Heather Ash and Rene Hidalgo. “There's no frilly stuff. It's a place to just come get a drink,” claimes co-owner Vivek Streekumar. Check out the drink menu, and enjoy the 800-square-foot backyard.
102 St. Marks Pl., nr. First Avenue (behind Jane's Sweet Buns)
From Ravi DeRossi comes a hidden beer bar in the East Village. Look for a pink painted door behind Jane’s Sweet Buns to find a cozy ten-seat bar with 12 beers on tap, 30 in bottles and a few cocktails to choose from. Check out the menu.
71 Spring St. Manhattan
Che? A new outpost taking over the former Beba location will be serving drinks!
The new Chipotle some how secured a full liquor license. If you though this was unusual, apparently it isn't, so grab a Margarita!
243 E. 14th St., nr. Second Ave.
For an exotic cocktail menu, head to this old-school styled liquor den when it opens next Wednesday. The space is low-lit, reminiscent of the speak easy saloons you see in Boardwalk Empire. The new space has zebra rugs, velvet upholstery and tufted leather. Dushan Zaric is behind some of the most interesting cocktails.
And Look out for:
Coming soon, a new bi-level restaurant and lounge will be replacing Nikki Beach in Midtown. The 10,000 sq. foot space comes from George Iordanou of Taj Restaurant and Lounge and Chef Jean-Yves Schillinger.