Autumn is the perfect time to express yourself to someone. It's a time of year someone falls for another, whether literally or figuratively.
3. The Back Room- For the dimly lit lounge with velvet cushioned couches, a textbook exposed brick fireplace, and the classic undertones of the Lower East Side, head over to the Back Room, on Norfolk street. This place actually used to be a speakeasy when they were all the fad. When you get to 102 Norfolk street, the sign will read, 'Lower East Side Toy Company'. When you get past that gate, down some industrious stairs (watch your step), past a narrow alley with a flickering light, then up another set of stairs, you'll arrive to an old fashioned door, complete with peephole! Insert Copacabana reference. A couch right by the fireplace should suffice sometime during a Nor' Easter this coming Winter.
2. Pegu Club- If you're with your beau and have a more animalistic vibe, head over to the Pegu Club in SoHo. Three blocks south from Washington Square Pare, right on W. Houston and a few stairs up, you will find this tropical Asian-themed bar. The venue gets its name from a famed late nineteenth century British officers club. The windows are dressed with geometric wooden grills, so be sure to come a tad early to snag a key spot for people watching throughout the night. The mood is perfectly set with the touch of yellow lighting, and Asian paper light fixtures. Try the whiskey smash, whichwill top any and all mint juleps you've tasted in the past.
1. Tillman's- And last but not least, for the ultimate mood-setting venue, call your black town car and tell him to head to Tillman's. Upon coming here for the first time it looked like another security steel gate on the outside. But beyond the 250 pound doorman, a faint sliver of a red light illuminates the way to Tillman's. Inside walls are flooded with red light along with accents of mellow yellow and soft white, to complete the romantic vibe, there are candles also. There's even a fireplace with fine mosaic tiles placed all around it with a small loveseat. This, by far, is one of the best hotspots for you and your special lady because not only can you come here for a good cocktail, theres also small bites. Just enough to satisfy that little guy in your gut.