Boozing around Vetri
I made a reservation to dine at Vetri and booked a hotel within walking distance. What are the best places to go drink before and after within walking distance (say .5 mile radius from city hall) ? I like good beers as well as cocktails (not interested in wine bars).
Monk's Cafe and Franklin Mortgage are two of my picks. Looking for more suggestions.
Strangelove's has a well-picked selection of beer. There's BRU for German beers, but I hate the Old City-ish crowd there. Nomad's not a traditional bar but they have a decent beer selection.
Oyster House is my favorite place for cocktails, since I find the speakeasy-themed places too fussy and gimmicky for my taste.
I really like strangeloves for beer. Haven't had a cocktail there. But from experience let me warn you-- do not get too buzzed before a meal at vetri if you're doing one of the beverage bearings. If say one beer or glass of wine max. A franklin mortgage cocktail would be a mistake.
Ignoring your question...If you are in town for a while, you should also try The Farm & Fisherman too (BYOB), a short walk from Vetri. We usually park in the lot next to Vetri and walk over to F&F.
One of the best restaurants in the city. Josh Lawler used to be chef de cuisine at Blue Hill at Stone Barns.