While we’re not quite ready to kiss the summer goodbye, these three New York City hot spots opening this fall have us ready to say sayonara to the dogs days and hello to the crisp autumn nights that we all love so much.
So what is there to expect of the NYC nightlife scene come fall? A slew of beer bars and a hot number of lounge-y bars to hit up — the newly open Bar Goto, ideal for its balanced, Japanese-tinged drinks, and spots like Suffolk Arms, the cocktail den we’ve been waiting a year for. Ahead, the hottest new drinking destinations every New Yorker will be trying to get into.
Haymaker Bar & Kitchen
A trio of bartender buddies have combined forces to open this beer lovers’ haven, where 18 taps will pour out the likes of Other Half, Stillwater, and Westbrook Brewing Co. Cocktails will be seasonal, food will be hefty (think crab cakes, pimiento cheese, and shrimp and grits), and the vibe will be bustling.
Haymaker Bar & Kitchen, 252 West 29th Street (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues); 646-429-8237.
Black Tap Down
The tiny (but delicious) burger bar, Black Tap Burgers & Beer, is expanding into its basement with Black Tap Down, a spot that features a similar burger menu (plus goodies like fried chicken with Korean pepper sauce and chorizo tacos), alongside 16 craft beers on tap from local spots like Bronx Brewery, Green Point Harbor, and Six Point.
Black Tap Down, 529 Broome Street (between Sullivan and Thompson Streets).
From the folks behind swanky Dear Irvingand Raines Law Room comes another cocktail bar, with a can’t-beat drink program from Meaghan Dorman. The list will include original house creations, plus “Audience Awards” — favorites from the team’s other haunts.
The Bennett, 134 West Broadway (between Thomas and Duane Streets)