In case you haven't LOOKED OUT YOUR WINDOW recently, there’s a big-ass blizzard out there that's got NYC in a
state of emergency. And while there's a pretty good chance you're gonna spend the next few days inside making Bacon Weave Mac 'n' Cheese Quesadillas, if you DO feel like you need to venture out into Juno, here are 10 acceptable reasons to leave home, almost all of which include drinking, eating, or sitting next to something warm.
This Restaurant Sells 20+ Types of Poutine Courtesy of Art Bar Get to a bar with a fireplace
If you have one of these in your apartment, you're very lucky (and should text us, like, right now). But you don’t, so if you plan on drinking while also being warm, hit up one of the
best fireplace-equipped bars in the city, or really any of them that you can get to. Andrew Zimmer Drink whiskey... lots of whiskey
Hopefully you stocked up on enough brown spirits to get yourself through this, but in case you didn't (and let's be honest, you didn't),
the 10 best whiskey bars in the city should have you covered. Andrew Zimmer Post up at a rooftop that's equipped to handle the elements
Yeah that’s right, there’re at least
10 rooftop bars (aka the best place to be during NYC's worst-ever blizzard) open year round. Have at it. Drink outside...
one of these enclosed, heated patios. What? You thought we meant outside outside? Andrew Zimmer Get yourself some hot chocolate
Or maybe have
one of NYC's 15 best places to get hot chocolate get it for you. Totally your call. Patty Lee Ramen will help you keep warm
If they stay open, you may actually be able to get into one of the
best spots in the city, or give these under-the-radar spots a try. If you really can’t get out though, stock the hell up on instant ramen and get crazy.
Bonus points if you can get one of these spots to deliver.
Chris Crowley Tuck into a big, heaping bowl of pasta
Hitting up one of the
best Italian spots in NYC will feel so good after trudging through infinity slush puddles. And trudging through infinity slush puddles NEVER feels good, so this is a big deal. Leighton Pope If all else fails, pop outside and make a Snowgarita
Here’s how. Chris Watkins Get the hell out of the city
Or at least dream about it while reading about these
relatively quick getaways. Once the airports open back up you could be in Nassau swimming with pigs (wait, what?) less than 3.5hrs later.
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Andrew Zimmer is Thrillist’s NYC Editor and he bought enough ramen and whiskey to last basically forever. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.