NYC ranks worse than Fargo, North Dakota for finding lovethe rom com and love song are shadows of their former selves, and swiping has devolved from a dopamine rush-inducing novelty to a yawn. Apathy and disconnectedness run rampant in this metropolis. Are New Yorkers post-horny?
Choosing a bar for a first date is difficult! And the best service is attentive but will happily leave you alone. Here, our favorite first-date spots.
Manhattan has one of, if not the, most famous skylines in the world. And thanks to Hollywood, many can claim, or at least pretend, to know all about the Big Apple, without ever having stepped foot on its streets. With a forest of skyscrapers only Hong Kong has moreManhattan can feel claustrophobic.
Conversation starter: If biscuits and tangs aren't your thing, challenge your date with a Giant Jenga or Connect Four match. Tucked between a neighborhood bodega and a Latin religious-articles shop, ROKC is an unadorned semi-subterranean room. This dapper Gramercy lounge, from Raines Law Room operators is a railroad space divided into period-piece quarters, including a tufted Victorian parlor and an ashtray-dotted hooch den worthy of Don Draper.
Metallic, domed hair dryers and original salon-style chairs lined up against a wall make for a hyper-specific retro aesthetic. Sultry lighting and a robust drink menu, however, take Beauty Bar to the next level, making it an alluring destination for those looking to get it on. Or those looking to laugh it off—there are weekly free stand-up comedy shows with appealing drink specials.
The city that never sleeps is overflowing with bright lights, late nights and fun, young singles ready to experience it all. Offering options for private events for large groups or intimate dining experiences, this bar brings all parts required for a memorable New York City night out. Creativity and commitment to enhancing the craft of the cocktail are standard badges that this bar bears proudly.
And if you're like me, you had to know where they were! So I reached out to Netflix to confirm the locations and highlighted each below — complete with reviews from people on Yelp who have actually been there. If you end up going to one of these Brooklyn spots, let us know in the comments!
This place should also allow you to bail after half a glass of wine if necessary, or share some food and hang out for a few hours when you discover a shared passion for trolling the comment section of music videos on Youtube. Here are 15 places that get the job done. St Tropez is a little French spot in the West Village where you get your own table, but you can order French wine and small plates as you go, making a quick exit that much easier. The massive wine list is annotated with quotes and facts, and should keep you entertained during lulls between discussing Samson and Kennedy your childhood golden retrievers.
Whether you've been together for years or are cozying up to someone new, the restaurant choice can make or break a date night. From intimate ambiances to indulgent cuisine and wine, we've narrowed down the top choices from all across New York City. Here are 15 restaurants that prove incredible meals—and a romantic setting—are the best way to someone's heart.
New York City has inspired some of the most famous romantic comedies of all time, from When Harry Met Sally to Serendipity … So why is it that all too often, we fall back on the less-than-novel dinner-and-drinks date? Sure, we New Yorkers have some of the best culinary experiences at our fingertips, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't shake up our date-night plans every now and again. Whether you're about to embark on a first date with someone special or are planning something fun for your year anniversary, there's never any harm in trying something new.