The Standard Biergarten

This Meatpacking fixture serves house-brewed German beers in tall frosty mugs that are redeemable via drink tickets available for purchase at the door. Tickets can also be used for house-baked pretzels and old-world sausages, but make sure you leave a friend behind to watch over one of the highly coveted ping-pong tables. M-W 4 pm-1 am, Th 2 pm-1 am, F 2 pm-2 am, Sa 12 pm-2 am, Su 2 pm-1 am. $$

The Stonewall Inn

This historic LGBTQ bar—site of the 1969 Stonewall Riots—is touted as the origin of “Gay Pride.” A wood-paneled ground floor contrasts a flashy upstairs with disco balls and daily drag shows. Comedy and cabaret shows are also presented. 

The Tippler

The subterranean bar in Chelsea Market is a 3,000-square-foot neighborhood drinking room serving small plates, a dozen beers on tap, 32 wines by the glass and handcrafted cocktails. Sun-Wed 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Thurs-Sat 5 p.m.-4 a.m.

The Triad

The Upper West Side theater and club features a variety of singers and comedians, with several shows nightly.

The Warren

In this candlelit restaurant with a brick-walled bar, popular starters include East and West Coast oysters as well as entrées such as steelhead salmon and spring lamb with artichokes, spring onion, nettle soubise (sauce made with slow-cooked nettle leaf and onion) and black trumpet mushroom sauce. In addition, the restaurant offers a rotating wine list and specialty cocktails from top-notch bartenders. D (nightly), Brunch (Su). $$$ 

The West 79th Street Boat Basin Cafe

Views of the Hudson River abound at this outdoor café, which serves barbecue and seafood dishes along with pitchers of summery drinks. Mon-Wed noon-11 p.m., Thurs-Sat noon-11:30 p.m., Sun noon-10 p.m.

The Whiskey Ward

The impressive array of single-malt bourbons and scotches is the real draw at this Wild West-styled saloon, complete with whiskey barrels and peanuts on the floor. Daily 5 p.m.-4 a.m.


House cocktails bear playful names, such as Freudian Slip and Psychotic Episode, at this bi-level Hell’s Kitchen gay bar. Sun-Wed 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Thurs-Sat 5 p.m.-4 a.m.

Tokyo Record Bar

Prix fixe menu contemporary offerings are served in a tiny space, where guests sample an Izakaya menu and housemade sake-based cocktails, while listening to vinyl playlist curated song-by-song by dining guests. Seating is at 6:30 and 8:30 pm, and the menu is offered à la carte after 10:30 pm. D (Tu-Sa). $$$

Top of the Strand

This year-round rooftop bar serves a full American menu and creative cocktails, from classic (Negroni, Mint Julep, Old Fashioned) to modern (Cosmopolitan, Dirty Martini, Mojito). DJ Stone spins Thurs-Sat. Daily 5 p.m.-1 a.m.


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