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Posted: Apr 19, 2022
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By: Priya Sharma

The Best First Date Ideas in NYC

  • nyc
  • first date
  • new york date
  • new york city
  • restaurants

Wondering where to take that new special someone? We’ve got a list of the best fun and reliable first date spots in NYC.

01

Banzarbar

2 Freeman Alley, New York, NY 10002, USA

01

An intimate, cozy speakeasy cocktail bar just off the Bowery.

02

Employees Only

510 Hudson St (at Christopher St), New York, NY 10014, United States

Employees Only

No cocktail envy here; every drink is a hit.

03

Bar Belly

14 Orchard St (at Canal St), New York, NY 10002, United States

Bar Belly

14 Orchard St (at Canal St), New York, NY 10002, United States

A Chinatown oyster bar with small plates and specialty cocktails.

04

The Long Island Bar

110 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

04

A retro mainstay serving up classic cocktails and thick burgers in Brooklyn.

05

Black Mountain Wine House

415 Union St (at Hoyt), Brooklyn, NY 11231, United States

Black Mountain Wine House

A Carroll Gardens wine bar that feels like an escape to the Adirondacks.

06

Jadis

42 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002, USA

Jadis

42 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002, USA

A cozy, brick-exposed LES spot where the wine flows and the charcuterie boards abound.

07

Bar Goto

245 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA

07

A moody, dimly-lit bar specializing in flavorful Japanese small bites and unique Japanese-inspired cocktails.

08

Achilles Heel

180 West St (at Green St), Brooklyn, NY 11222, United States

Achilles Heel

A low-key bar fashioned after vintage dock-worker bars from the early 1900s.

09

Sake Bar Decibel

240 E 9th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave.), New York, NY 10003, United States

Sake Bar Decibel

240 E 9th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave.), New York, NY 10003, United States

An underground sake bar in the East Village with a gritty, speak-easy feel.

10

Apothéke

9 Doyers St (btwn Pell St & Bowery), New York, NY 10013, United States

10

A speakeasy-style bar nestled behind a relatively nondescript door in the heart of Chinatown.

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