Where to Grab a Drink in NYC Right Now
Opening last May during the pandemic wasn’t going to put a damper on the tropical paradise vibes of Pineapple Club. With the drink menu spearheaded by Nazar Hrab (Yves, Jojo), this bar and restaurant offers two floors of vibrants colors and design in the East Village that’s illuminated by a skylight. Signature drinks include a frozen piña colada and cocktails like the That’s Bananas (rye, coconut cream, banana) and Stay Golden (gin, pineapple turmeric shrub, chili peppers). The food menu is helmed by executive chef Patrick Baird (The NoMad Hotel, Rotisserie Georgette) and offers small plates like grilled octopus, avocado fries, and yuca fritters, along with large plates like jerk chicken, skirt steak, and a signature burger.