For singles, bars have always been a go to spot for pickups, but after a certain age, you have to be a bit selective about the bars you go into. If you live in New York, you should drink at them all. And if you enjoy beautiful spaces and expertly-made cocktails, that bar is Ramona - guaranteed to impress anyone, with enough room for a group of 20. Long Island City This narrow speakeasy, originally opened by the late Sasha Petraske was one of the first to bring high-calibre craft cocktails to Queens. I like that it's a cocktail place, and bespoke cocktails at that. Skinny Dennis is located at 152 Metropolitan Avenue at Berry Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The heat lamps on the outdoor patio? In summer, there are , too! Or sign up with email. But somehow, to relax has never made it into my regular rotation. Its magic, like its namesake, is in the way it heightens awareness. Bushwick Tiki drinks were made for love, and this beachy spot raises the tide with its tropical decor. I could smell her fruit shampoo.
Between the two, this place made drinking in the FiDi a much better proposition. A large-format cocktail built for up to 10 -- like the massive -- pings all the boys to the yard. For the thirsty, a dance floor at the back can be hit-or-miss depending on the vibe, but on weekends the main bar area is reliably packed. Good for picking up: Low-key catches. Vancouver, like Seattle and Portland, is a choice destination for craft brew lovers; there are over a dozen local breweries within the City of Vancouver, and even more around the Lower Mainland. I felt embarrassed for myself. Good for picking up: Retro super future Brooklyn-ites.
The fact that I had many friends and a boyfriend and had gone here on purpose without any of them didn't seem to ease my nerves. So I thought that rolling in here after the anxiety of Joshua Tree would be easy like Sunday morning. There are no age limits, no places you can't go. Williamsburg Like some elegant old New Orleans bar dropped down in the middle of Williamsburg, Maison Premiere specializes in oysters, absinthe, and beautiful craft cocktails. Or, maybe it is, but you also want options for a more sophisticated style of revelry. Go out around Bedford Ave, and you will most likely end up at this bar. So needless to say, I have been here a billion times — though I've never picked up more than a hangover.
If you get hungry, The Commodore has you covered with its burgers and fried chicken. It's thrilling if you find your table, but if you don't, the urge to just to call the whole thing off and eat lunch alone in the bathroom is overwhelming. If there were a front patio Hall of Fame, Harlem Tavern would be one of the first inductees. Smells of old socks and dust? I sat at the first open spot I saw at the bar, and was almost immediately asked to move one seat over by a couple on a date. Close your eyes and imagine the perfect neighborhood bar.
Astoria Unlike many parts of the city, Astoria is still a neighborhood, with locals looking for a good time in their own backyard. Going to bars alone didn't feel like a refuge for me, but merely another place in life to put on my makeup and ball gown and await the judge's score. Skip the Statue Of Liberty and the Seaport and bring them here instead. To us, Spring Lounge is the epitome of a Greatest Hit. A friendly, spacious bar with an intimacy-heightening low ceiling, Nowhere attracts attitude-free crowds—and the place is filled with everyone from dykes to bears, thanks to a fun lineup of theme nights.
Of course, said piña coladas come in styrofoam cups, so you could also grab one before you go to the beach and bring it with you, but either way the day will be better for it. Metallic, domed hair dryers and original salon-style chairs lined up against a wall make for a hyper-specific retro aesthetic. And nowhere does that horrible package deal seem to play out more sharply than when we're alone at the bar. What the hell was I doing here? This also happens to be one of the best date spots in the city. They have a bar you can eat at and a very friendly staff. In this Guide, we highlight the best nightlife options for people over 40 who want to feel like they fit in with the crowd while still enjoying a vibrant night on the town. Jupiter Disco is just one little space-themed room, and people typically come here with the purpose of having fun.
East Village An early and highly player in the high-end cocktail revival that hit New York in the mid-aughts, this East Village speakeasy has launched the careers of many great mixologists, and had an impact on the work of many more. I bring clients there for a nightcap after dinner. During the rooftop months, head outside to the terrace to break the ice with cornhole and ping-pong. When you want to be shoulder to shoulder with a lot of drunk and happy people, Union Pool is the place to go. Many, many nights on the Lower East Side end at 169 Bar.
We women are told that any male attention is risky, but also that a lack of male attention makes you worthless. The grassy, spacious outdoor area of this bumping Williamsburg hangout is an apt setting for a cold Bud and a house burger, finished with pickled onions, American cheese and special sauce. Worst-case scenario you can swipe at the bar. Come here to feel just a little bit special, but not that special. Thankfully, a quick and some thorough digging over at did the trick. Nowhere else in New York will you find such a long list of absinthe-based beverages, or such a lush, vine-covered back patio. Home Sweet Home is located at 131 Chrystie Street between Broome and Grand Streets on the Lower East Side 212-226-5709,.
Serving authoritative cocktails in Celtic-chic environs, the FiDi Irish pub was named the in 2016, and stayed in the top five last year. Go there in the evening with a date and enjoy the jazzy vibe. In fact, I met my boyfriend of four years while alone at a bar. Entry to this sexy hot spot is something even Maxwell Smart would envy: you go into a old vintage phone booth inside Crif Dogs on St. The closest relationships I had formed at these bars were with the bartenders, and like all relationships that get too intense too fast, I couldn't think of any way to end it besides ghosting. While people do dress sexy for Vancouver's top nightclubs and cocktail bars, they don't necessarily dress up. I can sit down and always end up having a conversation with someone.