Sick of the same old, same old? You met a nice girl? You and the boys are sick of the sports bar? You’re in the doghouse and you need to get out? Living in New York City can be a stressful place to work and live sometimes. A good way to remedy these situations and blow off some steam, is to go out for a night on the town with the people you care about most. Heres a few spots for dinner and a nice spot to go for some classy drinks afterwards. So put a suit on, make whatever phone calls you need to and hit the streets.
For a truly superb evening around Union Square area, start with dinner at BLT Prime The popovers are huge and steaming hot to start. Order the Potato Skins with freshly shaved truffles, Japanese Kobe beef by the ounce and a nice bottle of cabernet from their extensive list. After dinner head right around the corner to The Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel. The walls are lined with the likes of Warhol and Basquiat. With cocktails and decor that seems to attracts an air of new world glamour and old world sex. Be sure to get a reservation for a table after 10pm but if you want to come early and hear the band swing, I am there every Tuesday and Thursday night form 8 to 10pm. If you still aren’t partied out by all the food, drinking and dancing at Prime and the Rose, hit late night art deco’d mixologists dream, The Flatiron Lounge. With its Tiffany stained glassed 1930’s bar, speakeasy vibe and strong but well balanced cocktails. You’ll leave more than satisfied.
There are so many different places to go in New York city. I am just giving you a few options. Do your research in neighborhoods that you dig and and pick places that fit the vibe your going for, for that specific occasion. Sometimes a good night should be tailored like a fine suit. Sometimes its good to wing it.
Gentleman, wherever you choose to go with friends, girlfriends or coworkers please do it in style. Hold the door open, be polite, say please and thank you and take care of the waitstaff. Don’t be a Bull Moose, be a man.
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