At 6pm every night, Eli’s Essentials - a daytime cafe on 79th - turns into Eli’s Night Shift, specializing in cocktails and craft beer. Lots of bar seats, a few big tables, a well-designed space, and a solid menu of snacks make this place an excellent post-work or pre-dinner drinking situation, or an early-in-the-game date destination.
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