The nightlife class of 2012 is on a rolling admissions sort of basis. Cropping up unexpectedly—akin to those insidious, indestructible dandelions—albeit infinitely more appealing. Turn your head and more appear, alas, 'tis the nature of this gregarious city! Striving to carve out their unique niche in this sea of diversity, these five newbies approach the scene with a medley of quality sauce, delectable chow, and sensual ambiance—all in the hopes of sparkling brightly enough to garner a smidgeon of your time.
Check them out here!
Where: 222 Bushwick Ave.
This recently opened Bushwick newborn stays true to its moniker. Offering up rustic, blue-collar décor, a laid-back ambiance, and wallet-friendly happy hours—the Tradesman is appealing to the proverbial “everyman." While not yet equipped with edibles (though the word is soon), the folks over at Tradesman compensate with a bevy of tasty local brews, and sweet outdoor patio for casual fraternizing.
Where: 1170 Broadway
For those looking for a posh evening out, The NoMad Hotel is offering the latest in regality and eloquence. Equipped with a multi-room spread, The NoMad offers fine dining, superb wine selection, and masterfully crafted cocktails via resident mixologist, Leo Robitschek. Whether you want to up the ante and swank it up on a given evening, or just relax to some sumptuous cuisine, this French-inspired creation is sure to please.
Where: 204 W. 55th St
High-end karaoke at its finest! This gem, the latest from Russian party curators the Ginza Project, melds the universal allure of public performance and sophisticated comforts. Imagine belting out “Living on Prayer” while decadently consuming champagne, oysters, and caviar—an exquisite reimaging of a classic institution! Next time you're feeling frisky, and the tunes threaten to consume you, find your release at Jelsomino (located within the Dream Hotel)!
Where:343 Broome St.
The latest incarnation from the minds over at “Randolphat Broome," Randolph Beer is essentially Americana incarnate. Encapsulating our beautiful nation through its décor and absolutely majestic 30 plus draft spread, Randolph offers a classic take on our country’s founding principles of revelry: good food and drink. With the grub already heralding rave reviews (classic bar fare tastefully re-imagined), and a proven pedigree for quality times, Randolph Beer is a can’t miss!
Where:17 Stanton St.
Bantam, formerly “Stanton Public," has undergone some internal renovations to coincide with its re-christening. Having modernized and pimped-out the interior, Bantam retains the quality happy hour drink specials synonymous with its predecessor. Offering quality ambiance, late night dance options, and a soon to be unveiled outdoor yard area, Bantam is guaranteed hot spot for the summer!