Night Spots

The After-Dark Scene in October

Bar Moga

(1) This dark, cozy, 1920s-Japan West Village whiskey-lover's hideaway draws guests with two specialties: Western-Japanese comfort food and spirits. Choose from 34 Japanese whiskys, 11 American whiskeys, 11 Irish whiskey and scotch offerings, 19 Japanese shochu varietals, a Brooklyn-based soju, 18 types of rum from 13 brands and a lengthy list of choices for guests who prefer craft cocktails, sake, wine, gin, vodka, tequila, amaro and liqeuers. 128 W. Houston St., 929.399.5853.


(2) Ramen: five varietals inspired by Japanese cities and a truffle-topped vegetarian option; Oysters: from East Coast United States and Canada, plus New Jersey top neck clams; Kitchen fare: sake-steamed oysters, steamed bun sliders, uni with homemade tofu; and lastly, Cocktails: 40 specialty drinks, renowned by BBC Food, Esquire and Eater, including 20 concoctions named simply after their most prominent taste or smell. Try ROKC's Tokyo-inspired lychee cocktail, made with ginger vodka, housemade lychee juice, lychee, and mint. 3452 Broadway, No phone.

Elsie Rooftop

(3) This dazzling, retro-furnished, 25th-floor penthouse, with breathtaking views of Midtown and room for up to 200 guests, is inspired by the late NYC-native and revered 20th-century actress, socialite, author and decorator, Elsie de Wolfe, one of the first American, and female, interior designers. Order a cocktail (e.g., Elsie de Wolfe: vodka, cucumber, rosé, lemon, sparkling rose) inside this stylishly elegant, villa-style indoor lounge, or grab seating outside amid a floral oasis in the garden, for tableside bottle or drink service and signature share plates from celebrity chef David Burke. 1412 Broadway, 212.764.1090.