Five Men On Where They’re Getting A Drink in New York City This Weekend

February 25, 2018

Appropriately named “the city that never sleeps”, NYC has no shortage of bars and nightlife. From destinations behind unmarked doors to the ultimate nightcap speakeasy with a killer burger and fries, there’s something for everyone and options on every corner. With the weekend approaching, Forbes enlisted five Manhattan insiders to reveal the coolest bars in town and how they’re winding down at their favorite downtown drinking dens.

Steve Gold
Town Residential, Star of Million Dollar Listing New York

“I love back room, it’s the perfect spot for a night cap because it has a dark, sexy atmosphere, and the small space is perfect for winding down with good friends and interesting conversation”

Drink of choice: Scotch

Joe Holder
Health Consultant, Nike Master Trainer
Dudley’s Cafe

“The ambiance is always great – it’s never too loud to have quality conversation. There’s something for everyone with a cocktail list of classics, and great brussels sprouts on the menu too. It’s also a quick walk from the Lower East Side for a night out post-drinks.”

Drink of choice: Old-fashioned

Dudley’s/Joe Holder

Brendan Fallis
DJ, Entrepreneur, Pre.Veyor
Angel’s Share

“I always love a speakeasy vibe, and this longstanding bar hidden behind an unmarked door, is not only in my neighborhood, but makes a damn good cocktail.”

Drink of choice: Mezcal Negroni

Brendan Fallis/Angel’s Share

Adam Selman
Designer, Adam Selman
Julius Bar

“NYC’s oldest gay bar is an unassuming haunt that features a well-stocked bar and loaded jukebox. The perfect place for a one-on-one catch up and/or a burger and fries if feeling peckish. My boyfriend and I had our first date here, so maybe I’m just biased, but it’s the all around perfect spot.”

Drink of choice: Macallan on the rocks

Julius Bar/Adam Selman

Baldwin Cunningham
VP, Digital Brand Strategy, CNN
Mulberry Project

“It’s the perfect place for post-dinner drinks. Located in the heart of Little Italy, Mulberry Project is a speakeasy that’s usually off the radar for tourist. They have a concept where you can give them three ingredients and they’ll whip up a drink.”

Drink of choice: Bulleit Bourbon on the rocks

Mulberry Project/Baldwin Cunningham
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