PLAN DATE: SUN / MAY 5
Craving tacos? Head to Conmigo for some delicious Mexican plates and a classic margarita. When you walk by this place, it always looks like people are having fun. The exterior is very inviting—the entire restaurant storefront is painted in bright blue, with large, open windows. Inside is pretty small and intimate, which makes for a wonderful, darkly-lit date night. To top it all off, brick walls with sombreros surround you, making for a very insta-worthy night.
After you’ve gotten your fill of guacamole, it’s time to class it up a bit at speakeasy UES. Another bright storefront, UES looks like your average ice cream shop from the outside, but don’t be fooled. Behind a door that’s lined with empty ice cream pints, you’ll find an upscale cocktail lounge with chandeliers and a glowing bar. The drinks are all extremely inventive in taste, presentation, and name. Our favorite drink: The Bradshaw, which is delivered to you with a condom and cigarette by its side. Sex and the City approved.
Upper East Side
1685 1st Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: Try getting here for happy hour, 3-6pm on weekdays, when margaritas are only $6.
1707 2nd Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: There’s a strict wardrobe policy here: no sweatpants, flip-flops, collarless shirts or sneakers. Basically, dress to impress.