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The Butterfly

The Butterfly

225 West Broadway at White St
646-692-4943

Named after The Butterfly Club in Michael White’s hometown of Beloit, Wisconsin, The Butterfly is a mid-century inspired cocktail bar and restaurant in Tribeca known for twists on classic... Read More

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Distilled

211 W Broadway at Franklin St
212-601-9504

Distilled is a wonderful nightlife & dining experience, from the food, to the vibe, to the service. The space is roomy and has a rustic feel – and while the environment is casual, the... Read More

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Mother’s Ruin

18 Spring between Mott & Elizabeth St
(433) 756-8526

Tucked away on Spring Street in Nolita, Mother’s Ruin has already earned serious watering-hole cred. With a star-studded line up of bartenders, the cocktail menu (a chalk board above the bar) is... Read More

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Pianos

158 Ludlow St., New York, NY (@ Stanton St.)
212.505.3733
www.pianosnyc.com

A former piano shop-turned-Lower East Side performance space with a Parisian-style protocol, Pianos is the type of space to host skyrocketing indie groups like Cold War Kids, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah... Read More

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Westway

75 Clarkson St., New York, NY (@ Washington St.)
212.620.0101
www.westway.com

Just before the Hudson River on a desolate strip of the West Side Highway, a historically debaucherous venue once known as The West Side Gentleman’s Club has been commandeered by one of... Read More

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PDT

113 St. Marks Place, New York, NY (First Ave & Avenue A)
212.614.0386
www.pdtnyc.com

Three years after opening, PDT (stands for “Please Don’t Tell”) isn’t much of a secret anymore, but the cocktail lounge still draws a crowd with its Prohibition-era intrigue... Read More

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Peasant Wine Bar

194 Elizabeth St., New York, NY (Spring & Prince Sts.)
212.965.9511
www.peasantnyc.com

This intimate underground lair is anything but surface-level. Descend the stairs and the European wine-cellar vibe immediately wipes the busy NoLIta streets above from memory. The exposed wood beams,... Read More