Negroni Week, going on Monday, September 12 through Sunday, September 18, was launched in 2013 by Imbibe Magazine both to celebrate the classic cocktail and to raise money for charitable causes around the world. Since then, this week has grown from about 120 participating venues to thousands of venues around the world and has raised over $3 million for charities.
Many various NYC bars and restaurants are taking part in the boozy festivities, so celebrate one of the world’s most iconic cocktails while raising money for an important cause by heading to one of the following participating NYC restaurants during this week:
1. Bar Primi, NoHo/East Village border
Italian pasta shop Bar Primi serves up fresh pasta made the traditional way, but all eyes are on their negronis this week. Head here for a selection of different negroni specials, such as the Bianco made with London Dry Gin, Contratto & Dolin Vermouth, and Grapefruit bitters or the Fredo made with London Dry Gin, Aperol, Campari, and Cocchi Americano.
Where: 325 Bowery
2. Teresa North Ninth, Williamsburg
Located on the corner of Bedford and North 9th, Teresa North Ninth offers diners contemporary angle on Mediterranean Balkan cuisine curated around traditional family recipes and regional influences. Their classic take on the negroni, made with Ford’s gin, Cinzano sweet vermouth, and Campari is a must-try.
Where: 145 Bedford Ave, N 9th St.
3. The Last Word, Astoria
Last Word celebrates the past in the present by focusing on the history of classic cocktails and using the best ingredients New York offers. This intimate and classic speakeasy experience will donate $2 for every negroni purchased between September 12 and September 18 to Slow Food USA.
Where: 31-30 Ditmars Blvd.
4. Dante, Multiple Locations
Voted the #1 Best Bar in North America in 2019 and 2020, Dante is celebrating this year’s Negroni Week by hand-selecting 10 renowned Italian bartenders to create a limited-edition menu of negronis. They will be available at Dante and Dante West Village from September 12 through September 18.
Where: Greenwich Village – 79-81 Macdougal St. / West Village – 551 Hudson St.
Thyme Bar’s space, an underground hideaway in a pre-war cellar located beneath a patisserie on 23rd Street., once belonged to a gambling den and speakeasy in the 1920s. It has since been reinvented with intimate dining and a dimly-lit, ornate ambiance. Their aim is to create an unforgettable experience through visuals and taste, and their Scarlet Letter negroni made with Ginger-infused Campari, Osmanthus Flower Gin, Cherry Wine, and Prosecco does just that.
Where: 20 W 23rd St, Cellar
6. Gargiulo’s, Coney Island
Serving classic Neapolitan cuisine since 1907, Gargiulo’s tasty negronis are just as good as their food. Their Walter Negroni combines Tanqueray, Campari, and Punt e Mes, their Negroni Sbagliato is a mixture of Ruffino Proseco, Campari, and Punt e Mes, and their Mezcal Negroni Del combines Maguey Vida Mezcal, Campari, and Punt e Mes.
Where: 2911 W 15th St.
7. Levante, L.I.C.
Levante is a casual-cool, pizza-centric restaurant and bar offering Italian cuisine with a New York vibe. They’ll be offering a classic negroni alongside four other variations.
Where: 26-21 Jackson Ave.
Located on the 18th floor of Graduate Roosevelt Island, the Panorama Room rooftop bar and lounge boasts breathtaking 360-degree views of four different boroughs. For negroni week they’ll be offering their White Negroni made with London dry gin, Salers aperitif, dry vermouth, and blanc quinquina, and their Red Negroni which combines London dry gin, bitters, Seedlip grove, and sweet vermouth.
Where: 22 N Loop Rd.
9. The Parlour Room, Midtown
A new American dining experience in midtown, The Parlour Room is offering four different variations of the negroni–a classic negroni, Tiki Negroni, Boulevardier, and a Caffè negroni.
Where: 70 W 36th St.
10. The Musket Room, Nolita
Musket Room is a celebrated neighborhood restaurant offering a reliably indulgent experience, and their Negroni Con Caffeina is a must-try, made with Cold Brew, Campari, Cocchi di Torino Sweet Vermouth, Crème de Cacao, Madagascar Vanilla Bean, and Saline.
Where: 265 Elizabeth St.
The full list of participating NYC restaurants can be found here.