We’ve joined forces with a bunch of top-notch city blogs to get you through this holiday season. When we got the call to participate, we knew we would be able to help the holiday hordes engage in a truly spirited holiday activity: drinking. With all of those carols, Christmas trees, and holiday shoppers, don’t you really just want to cozy up to the bar and knock a few back?
For the visitors coming to Midtown to see the tree: Did you know that Rockefeller center has its own Igloo bar this winter? This pop up spot is located rink side, and will serve small plates and drinks. Now you’ll have an excuse to avoid ice skating / falling on your butt.
For those on a last minute shopping trip to Bryant Park: Those booths in Bryant Park sure are charming but boy, are they expensive. You’ll need to get a little liquored up before justifying those last minute gifts (if only you went to H&M when you had the chance). Luckily, Bryant Park has Celsius, its own winter pop-up bar. This two story spot is the perfect place to have a few cocktails before running up your credit cards.
For the downtown hipsters who want a Hot toddy: Did you know that downtown dive Iggy’s (132 Ludlow Street) has an electric tea kettle behind the bar? If you ask nicely, they’ll throw some stuff in there and heat it up. The recipe might be a little mysterious, but the strength of the beverage will definitely nog you up. Worry about the alcoholism treatment next year - it's the holidays!
For those who still pretend to like eggnog: The Bowery Hotel’s Lobby Bar (335 Bowery) has a delicious eggnog drink, The Ginger Noggin. Bring your cheesy holiday sweater, as we’re sure you “like” that as well.
For the trendiest of Holiday elves: Both La Bottega at The Maritime (363 West 16th Street) and Plunge at the Gansevoort Hotel (18 9th Avenue) offer drinks that you can have near the fireplace. Check out the Gansevoort’s Peanut Butter Cup cocktail or The Maritime’s Hot Apple Cider. Both spots have fireplaces. Knowing them, they probably have trendy blankets as well.
If you need some other advice for the Holidays, be sure to check out the helpful hints from other city bloggers. They’ve got the goods on what shows to see, where to eat, and where to shop. When they’re all ready for a drink, we’ll be waiting for them.
NYC Bloggers Do the Holidays
Brooklyn Based Home for the Holidays
Give & Get Tis The Season to Volunteer
the improvised life unwrapping the holidays
Manhattan User's Guide The Gift Guide
Mommy Poppins Offbeat and Multicultural Family Holiday Events
NY Barfly It's the Holidays, Time to Drink
offManhattan Ten Holiday Getaways Near NYC
Patell & Waterman's History of New York A little history with your holidays
The Strong Buzz Holiday Eats Old and New
WFMU Beware of the Blog Happy Freakin' Holidays Playlist
Walking Off the Big Apple The Thin Man Walk: A New York Holiday Adventure with Nick and Nora Charles