PLAN DATE: SAT / JUNE 22
Vegans unite! There’s a lot of buzz around new East Village cocktail bar (with good food) Honeybee’s. Housed where Cienfuegos used to be, this spot is very, very cool. You walk in and are transported into what looks like the set of an old western film meets Moulin Rouge. The menu is completely vegan-friendly, so even though you may read “ribs” or “pork,” it’s made from seitan and mushrooms. For dessert? An apple sundae made with bourbon vegan ice cream—yum. And as for cocktails, you can’t go wrong, but we suggest trying the Retox, a Mezcal marg that will kickstart your night of fun.
After dinner, head to The Grayson, your run-of-the-mill sports bar that turns into more of a nightclub as the sun sets. The crowd here is a raucous bunch, so be prepared. It’s the perfect spot to get the perfect combination of sports-watching and jamming to tunes, as the DJ plays throwbacks and top 40’s during commercials. And there are great daily specials like $2 Taco Tuesdays and $5 Bloody Mary’s on weekends. While it might be a chiller vibe during the week, expect a party atmosphere on the weekend. It’s definitely somewhere you can dance it up.
Dinner, Drinks, Dancing
95 Avenue A, Manhattan
idk tip: Join the Golden Cabinet program, which offers you access to exclusive ryes and bourbons. Patrons who try each will receive a key and a pour upon following visits.
16 1st Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: If you want to grab food here, definitely get some wings. There are several types to choose from.