Mother’s Ruin has everything you need with just one catch: there isn’t a ton of seating. There are some bar seats and a few tables, but those all get taken pretty quickly. If you’re able to grab one, however, you can eat some good bar food and have a nice cocktail. This is a welcoming neighborhood cocktail bar, and you’ll always find a good after-work and late-night crowd (and food) here. Don’t worry, you can always stand.
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YN is a tiny wine bar in Nolita that your friends probably don’t know about. Stop by for Happy Hour (4-7pm), and get a $7 glass of wine.
Checking back in on Parm, now that the hype has died down. Three years later, the sandwiches are still excellent, and the novelty still makes up for the rest.
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There are two Garrets in the city, and the one on the west side is a speakeasy above a Five Guys. It’s a cool space, but expect a crowd and top-40.
Lovers Of Today
Lovers of Today is a casual little cocktail bar down a set of stairs in the East Village, and it’s the perfect place to meet your Tinder date.
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Cafe Gitane is the quintessential Nolita place to “see and be seen,” especially if you’re hoping to see some avocado toast.
Peppi’s Cellar is a big cocktail bar below a restaurant in Nolita, and it’s perfect for when you want to sit somewhere dark and listen to jazz.
The Rose Bar
The Rose Bar is a fancy cocktail bar behind a velvet curtain in the bottom of the Gramercy Park Hotel, and it turns into a nightclub around 9pm.
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