Oscar Wilde is very much not like other bars. And that’s mostly due to the theme. It’s inspired by the life of, you guessed it, Oscar Wilde, and it feels like a wing of old-timey Irish castle converted into a drinking space for young professionals. It’s spacious, the ceilings are high, and it’s filled with stained glass windows, a marble fireplace, and about 40 different kinds of lighting fixtures. And while this might make it sound stuffy, it isn’t. Weekends here get extremely busy, and you can expect to find lots of people mingling and getting kind of sloppy.
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When you want to drink during the day in the winter and also feel good about it, check out any of these 32 spots.
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Verde Curated Greens
Verde Curated Greens in Nomad does fancy, pre-made salads with some upscale protein choices.
Ace Hotel Lobby Bar
The lobby of the Ace Hotel in Nomad is a workspace during the day and a bar at night. It’s kind of like a huge living room with a DJ.
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Bill's Bar & Burger
We had hoped that instead of conforming to Midtown, Bill’s Bar and Burger would make Midtown conform to it. It did not.
If you’re in Gowanus, and you need a normal bar that’s just a little nicer than a dive, go to Halyards. There’s a pool table and occasionally a DJ.
Croxley’s is a big sports bar in Williamsburg with lots of seating and very good buffalo wings.
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The NoMad Bar
Thanks to the prices, this casual(ish) bar in The NoMad hotel probably isn’t a place that you can afford to visit often. But when you do, eat dessert.
Death & Co
Death & Co. feels like it was built just for us. The drink list is ridiculous…it’s nearly impossible to settle on something because each beverage is intriguing and awesome. And thankfully the food doesn’t suck either.
Like the other locations, Quality Eats in Nomad is a steakhouse for people who don’t want to feel like they’re eating in a country club.
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