Nolita Bars & Nightlife
11 Howard St., Nolita
Aby Rosen's new nightclub, which spans the entire second floor of Nolita hotel 11 Howard, is supposed to be a total scene at night (that is, if you can catch it on a date when it's not closed for events), but we actually like it just as much in the early evening for after-work drinks. The room is lined with velvet banquettes and a long bar that's lit from underneath, with bouquets of cherry blossoms and fresh blooms in every corner.
The Daily (Closed)
210 Elizabeth St., Nolita
The Daily boasts 600 drinks in their repertoire, which sounds overwhelming. But in practice, they choose one every night for each category—i.e. apertif, shaken up, long, a "bottled" cocktail for two. Drinks are paired with snacks like pretzel bites, pork sliders, and oysters. The bar feels both high-concept, and also warm and inviting.