Here’s Where To Spend Aperitivo Hour In NYC
The end of the day signals the beginning of aperitivo in Italy, which has gained an interest in the US as well. Aperitivo is a more sophisticated and leisurely than an American-style Happy Hour, creating a wonderful tradition of gathering with friends to unwind and sip cocktails before dinner. When meeting friends for after work drinks, or what we call it, cocktail hour, we like to unwind at a space that is inviting, with beautifully garnished libations and delectable fare. We have rounded up the best places to enjoy aperitivo hour, happy hour, or simply cocktail hour in NYC. So go ahead, cancel that late meeting, log off and gather your friends. Cheers!
Owned and operated by the same team behind The Bedford and Roebling Sporting Club, Macchina focuses on quality food and an approachable wine and Italian aperitif cocktail menu delivered in a casual setting. Macchina also offers expertly crafted libations without booze. Sip a White Sbagliato and order the French Onion Soup Pizza topped with crispy shallots and caramelized onions.
110 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Bathtub Gin, the beloved New York Speakeasy Bar, now celebrating its 11th anniversary is renowned for its cocktails and its culinary program making the ideal spot for cocktail hour. From classic libations reimagined and modernized like a Salt & Vinegar Martini to a Flippin’ Good mixture adorned with a quail egg, paired with bites such as Salt & Vinegar Fried Olives or a Charcuterie Board will evoke joy and conversation with your group.
132 9th Ave,
New York, NY 10011
Nestled inside Fogo de Chao is Bar Fogo, which features all day happy hour. In addition to a Classic Martini order a handcrafted South American Caipirinha, Caramelized Pineapple Old Fashioned, or VSOP Sidecar. Small bites include Brazilian empanadas, Lobster & Shrimp tacos to Churrasco meat boards.
40 W 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019