The idea of glamping always seemed kind of silly to us - why go through the charade of staying in a tent when it’s just as luxurious as a hotel? We’re still not totally sure of the answer, but after spending time in the Winter Garden at The Standard, we think it has to do with having your own private space that kind of feels like nature. During the winter, the outdoor garden at this East Village hotel fills up with heated yurts that have faux fur chairs and blankets in each one. Some of them are big enough for groups, but they’re best for drinks and snacks, like spiked hot chocolate and fondue, with a date.
The Standard, East Village
Where we've featured it
From a yakitori tasting on a hotel rooftop, to BECs at a legendary pizza spot, here are 24 pop-ups around NYC to check out before they’re gone.
More spots in East VillageSee more
Málà Project is a great Chinese restaurant in the East Village that specializes in dry pot.
More Bar spotsSee more
Alphabet City Beer Co.
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.
Head to Skinner’s Loft when you’re looking for rooftop drinks in Downtown Jersey City.
The Chapel Bar At Fotografiska
The Chapel Bar is hidden behind a nondescript door in Fotofrafiska (a photography museum in Flatiron), and it’s a great place for some quiet drinks.
Suggested by our writers
Narcissa is an American spot in the Standard East Village with a space you’ll want to hang out in, but food we can’t really recommend.
Cafe Standard is the cafe/bar in the bottom of the Standard East Village, and it’s open all day.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more