From dunkel to weizen to bock, steins and boots of seasonal Hofbräu beers are always on tap at this Bavarian-style beer hall with communal tables, outdoor balcony seating and a traditional menu of wursts and schnitzels. Mon-Wed, Sat 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m., Thurs-Fri 11:30 a.m.-4 a.m., Sun noon-2 a.m.
This supervenue opens at noon daily, serving a full menu of authentic Tex-Mex fare that includes tacos of seared mofongo or vegan sausage marinated in tofu. A weekday happy hour from 6 to 8 pm offers $4 tacos, beer and champagne, and a full-service specialty cocktail bar drives the energy that turns this restaurant into a bumping nightclub, open Th-Sa until 4 am.
Bibliophiles can get a buzz on at this well-read pub in Battery Park City, where handcrafted cocktails reference such literary lights as Oscar Wilde ("An Ideal Husband," made with Russian Elite Vodka, St. Germain, strawberries, lemon and Prosecco), William Faulkner ("Dry September," made with Aged Pisco, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, grapefruit, Angostura bitters and Prosecco) and Nathaniel Hawthorne ("My Kinsman," made with Suerte Reposado Tequila, Mezcal, Compass Box Spice Tree Scotch, pomegranate molasses, apple cider and fresh lime). Nightly 4:30 pm-midnight. $$