PLAN DATE: WEDS / JAN. 17
We’re still eagerly anticipating the arrival of the First Uptown Food Hall, but until then, head up to Washington Heights for a late afternoon workdate with your favorite all-hours date. During the day, the Uptown Garrison serves as a cafe before transitioning to a bar after hours. Grab a table in one of the window nooks, order your choice caffeine, and crank out the last of your productivity during billable hours.
Reward yourself and your sweetie for a hard day’s work and head down to The Honeywell, a laid-back basement bar that deals in nostalgia and experimental cocktails. Here, the vibe is retro, the service is friendly, and the deviled eggs are $1 each during happy hour. Black-and-white televisions play reruns of old game shows, and specialty drinks are served in lava lamp glasses. The bar also hosts Drag Brunch and ‘70s-themed dance parties. If happy hour is more your speed, wine is $5 and cocktails are $9. So grab two seats at the bar and make this your new neighborhood cocktail bar, because whether you’re a local or not, the vibrancy and inclusivity of the Honeywell will quickly make a regular out of you both.
Washington Heights / Hamilton Heights
Cheap — Fairly Priced
Casual, Friendly, Fun
The Uptown Garrison
821 W 181st Street, Manhattan
idk tip: They don’t serve warm food during the day, so while good coffee & pastries make this place an ideal coffee shop hangout, you won’t satisfy legit hunger pangs until dinnertime.
3604 Broadway, Manhattan
idk tip: Some drinks, like the aforementioned groovy lava lamp concoction with dry vermouth, pisco, and falernum, are off-menu; ask for the Funkadelic by name.