Lower East Side
From the owners of Death & Co. comes another “hipster chic” cocktail bar underneath Schapiro’s. It’s got everything a seasoned high-end cocktail bar lover could hope for, with dark banquettes, exposed brick, a backlit bar, oh... and booze. A lengthy menu of whimsically named cocktails, including classics and Nitecap’s own, is rounded out with a selection of small plates from Schapiro’s upstairs.
Underneath French bistro Jacques is this new(ish) pink-and-red bordello-themed bar. It’s all about dark lighting and dangerous cocktails here, where anything goes so long as you remember to sing along when any power ballad comes on the jukebox. No seriously, that’s one of the bar's rules.
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Meagan Drillinger is a freelance writer for Thrillist and she prefers to do her drinking in attic bars exclusively. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @drillinjourneys.