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3rd trip to NYC...but 1st in 10 years. All grown up, so where's hip to go

mossey Sep 10, 2009 08:20 AM


My girlfriend and I will be visiting Manhattan in 2 weeks time. We haven't a clue where's hip to hang out, have some cocktails and people watch. We're both in out early 30's. She'll be carving some sex and city style bars, and I just want to be where it's all going off. Any suggestions?

I've booked dinner at at Daniel Boulud's KBGB but I could do with a few more suggestions.

Many thanks,


  1. c
    chow_gal Sep 10, 2009 09:33 AM

    Jane Hotel for drinks. Rose Bar at Gramercy Hotel. Waverly Inn. The Standard Hotel. BTW, it's DBGB as in Daniel Boulud?

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    1. re: chow_gal
      mossey Sep 11, 2009 12:27 AM


      Thanks for the replies so far. It is indeed DBGB. Have you eaten there? Is the Wavrly Inn for drinks or food?

      1. re: mossey
        Pan Sep 11, 2009 01:57 PM

        Never been to the Waverly Inn, but based on my one dinner at DBGB so far, it's good and a fair value, though kind of loud.

        1. re: Pan
          mossey Sep 14, 2009 08:20 AM

          That's great to hear thanks. Any more suggestions?

          1. re: mossey
            Pan Sep 15, 2009 11:29 PM

            Well, I don't look for hipness when I eat out, but really for good food, almost to the exclusion of any other criteria. So I'm not sure I'm the person you want recommendations from. I'll say this, though: Balthazar is another brasserie that is still very popular, though it's been around for some time, and it's a quality establishment.

            What other kinds of places are you looking for?

        2. re: mossey
          KateMW Sep 14, 2009 08:51 AM

          They have both, but I've only had drinks there. They were great! It's a little bit of a star-f$%ing kind of place I think, but I didn't see any when we were there. Oh, that's not true, I saw some E! reality show "star".

      2. d
        Daniel76 Sep 10, 2009 09:17 AM

        Minetta Tavern is a hot spot these days.

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