335 "First/Early in the Game Dates" restaurants in New York.
& Sons is a wine bar in Prospect Lefferts Gardens with a rotating list of country hams.
Peachy’s is an underground cocktail bar in Chinatown with good cocktails and lots of neon lights.
The Red Lion is a big bar in Greenwich Village that’s a good spot to watch soccer on TV during the day, and listen to live music every night.
If you’re looking to hear some live music around Elmhurst or Jackson Heights, go to Terraza 7.
The Bitter End is a live music bar in Greenwich Village where Bob Dylan played before he was Bob Dylan.
Arthur’s Tavern is a small live music bar in the West Village that’s been around since the ’30s.
You can skip the Cajun restaurant on the ground floor of Canary Club on the LES, and head to the jazz club downstairs.
There’s a constant wait at Fish Cheeks for a reason. This Noho spot makes some of the best Thai food in the city, including an excellent crab curry.
Alphabet City Beer Co. looks like a general store you’d find upstate, but it’s actually an East Village bar with armchairs and lots of craft beer.
Bierwax is a bar in Prospect Heights that specializes in craft beers and vinyl. It’s a fun spot to listen to loud music, and it has a nice backyard.
Despite the objectively great name, The Beerkeeper also serves wine and cocktails. It’s a good spot for a casual drink, and it even works for a date.