Do Oysters at Mermaid Inn, Then Find The Vintage Car With A Neon Martini Sign
Tonight we’re living the hi life as we head uptown to hit two Upper West Side gems. First up: transport yourselves to Cape Cod at upscale-casual seafood restaurant, The Mermaid Inn. Sip on delicious cocktails like the Jalapeño Hospitality with jalapeño-infused tequila, pineapple juice, and agave or the Poseidon’s Punch with Tito’s vodka, strawberry, guava, and grapefruit. The Mermaid Inn offers a selection of both East and West coast oysters but don’t fret if you’re a newbie when it comes to the famous aphrodisiac. The restaurant encourages you to download their iPhone App Oysterpedia that not only takes the guesswork out of ordering but serves as a reference tool for the oysters you have already tried.
After you’ve gone from oyster novice to expert, walk down the street to Hi-Life Bar & Grill for a nightcap. Keep an eye out for the fabulous vintage car outfitted with a neon martini sign parked outside for the perfect photo opp. The vintage vibe continues as you walk through the door and are greeted with 1930s decor, an art-deco bar, and cozy banquette seating. Once you’ve acclimated to yesteryear, feast your eyes on the expansive cocktail menu separated into the following delectable categories: martinis, hi-ball cocktails, champagne cocktails, tropical cocktails, and little umbrella drinks.
The Mermaid Inn
570 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Hi-Life Bar & Grill
477 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan