This Place Has the Best Happy Hour With Free Snacks and Delicious Drinks In Soho
Come for the happy hour, stay for the free snacks. Welcome to Emporio—a neighborhood gem serving up $5 (imported Italian) wines and complimentary bar snacks (we’re talking wood-fired oven pizzas, Italian olives, and polenta chips) weekdays from 5:30-7 p.m. Emporio is more than just a good happy hour though—it’s also a buzzing brunch and dinner restaurant focused on quality. Their mozzarella, burrata, and fior de latte cheeses are all imported daily from Italy, and their pasta is made on site. The cozy trattoria-style dining room on a quiet pocket of Mott Street attracts locals and visitors alike with casual but cool, non-touristy vibes in an otherwise pretty touristy block.
Just a few blocks away, Casa Bocado beckons at the Sohotel. Chef Ivy Stark (Dos Caminos, El Toro Blanco) serves regional Mexican cuisine like tacos, toasted pepita dip, and pan-roasted red snapper with red chile adobo and salsa verde. For dessert, this spot even features a churro sundae. If tequila is your tipple of choice, you’re going to be spoilt by the more than 80 types of tequila on offer. Tropical flowers float from the ceiling, and fresh green foliage fills the large space that is reminiscent of the chic, modern restaurants you’d see in Mexico City. Brightly painted walls, leather-clad booths, and colorful cocktails—Casa Bocado is an (Instagram) hotspot in the making.
231 Mott Street, Manhattan
341 Broome Street, Manhattan