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Quintessential Drinks (& Dessert) on the Town

Agent No. 9 | Mar 15, 200811:10 AM

I'll be spending a short 4 days (during the week) in the city celebrating my 27th birthday. I've received some great suggestions for cheap eats, now I'm looking for nightlife ideas that involve good drinks (&/or late nite eats/dessert). At nite I'll mostly be staying between the Flat Iron District to the north & SoHo/the Lower East Side to the south--but am willing to venture out if you have a great recommendation. (I think I might also venture over the bridge to Brooklyn one evening.) I do like cool, ambient, lounge-y atmospheres with mixed/diverse crowds.

Here's what I'm looking for:

1. An awesome cocktail & a great dessert (can be 2 different places) around The Theatres at 45 Bleecker between Lafayette & Mott St (to compliment seeing Almost an Evening).

2. Somewhere for real sangria.

3. Somewhere for a mixed drink involving ginger beer.

4. A must-have, "only in NY" dessert.

5. A straight-friendly, gender-friendly gay bar (drink recommendation?).

6. An "It" bar/club that we can actually get into (not bankrupting me) & knows how to make a drink. Food?

7. A tried & true New York bar/club (for a good beer? for dancing? a secret?).


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