Swap the Latte
We never needed an excuse to engage in happy hour at all hours of the day (whose really counting?), but summertime brings out the perfect excuse to hit up cocktail bars all over town. I’m not talking about mojitos and mimosas here, but some seriously delicious mixologist masters serving up some fab and fresh drinks on the rocks. Cheers to summer! Now, check out these bars ASAP.
First up is my ultimate favorite (ever). Mulberry Project wins in every aspect–the bartenders are amazing, the outside patio is perfect and once you’ve had a drink here, you will never turn back. If you’re looking for a hideaway in SoHo, The Gordon Bar at SIXTY SoHo is a nice and quiet new spot to have a delicious fig cocktail–there’s a fireplace for winter and an outdoor part for summer! And if you’re looking for another intimate bar with some great music in the midst of Chinatown, there’s Apotheke–they also make some serious cocktails and have a fun setting.
And when in Paris…make sure to hit up Le Mary Celeste for a delicious oyster and cocktail combination. Another must in Paris is Candelaria, a Mexican taco joint from the street, and a great little underground bar with delicious cocktails once you pass the kitchen and go down a few steps. Get a whole bowl of something if you’re with company–you can’t go wrong.
By Alexis Bendjouia