Night Spots

The After-Dark Scene

The Penrose

Creative housemade specialty cocktails, such as the Chiquito (vodka, chamomile, Cocchi Americano, lavender honey, lemon, lavender garnish), and intricately concocted shots (The Troublemaker: Bacardi 8 Year Old rum and six-month barrel-aged Amaro Montenegro) are served until 4 am nightly at this Upper East Side cocktail-lover's staple, which is also an NYC brunch favorite.  |  1590 Second Ave., 212.203.2751

Copper & Oak

This bar glows. Close a thousand bottles of liquor—including 500-plus whiskeys, 200-plus brandies, 50-plus tequilas and mezcals, and 40-plus rums—reflect neon-orange lights, helping to illuminate this Lower East Side haven for liquor-lovers. Furnishings—seating and a bar counter made of copper; shelves made of polished wood—further enhance the bar's motif, while wood-paneled floors provide an oaky contrast within this small, tall-ceilinged space.  |  157 Allen St., 212.460.5545

Patent Pending

Dim candlelight, polished brick walls and green-leather and blue-leather banquette-style booths hide behind a door detailing a menu of coffees, inside of this coffee-shop-and-speakeasy hybrid in NoMad. The space in the Radio Wave Building, the libation list—with housemade specialty cocktails such as "AC/DC," "Light Me Up," "Currents and Coils" and "Radio Waves"—as well as the name of the bar (a nod to electricity's invention), all pay homage to Nikola Tesla's work as one of the pioneers of modern electricity.  |  49 W. 27th St., 212.689.4002