Escape the heat and enjoy fun, air-conditioned spots with a refreshing, themed cocktail (or mocktail)! Some places include a full themed experience while others offer an incredibly unique space to enjoy some libations and vibes on summer nights. Check out our list below of interesting spots to snag a revitalizing beverage!
This imaginative interactive Wonderland Dreams created by Alexa Meade brings the whimsical world of Alice In Wonderland to life! If you want to skip the alcohol, try the Mad Mocktails such as The Hatter’s Tea with iced tea, lemon, mango and mint. The Queen of Hearts has strawberry, lemon, cane syrup and sparkling water.
The Curious Cocktails are summer-y and herbaceous and they might be some of the best named drinks on this list! The “We’re All Quite Mad” has Cabernet Sauvignon, blackberry, hibiscus, cane syrup and rosemary. The “Off With Her Head!” includes Rosé, strawberry, lemon, cane syrup and basil. “Down the Rabbit Hole” and has prosecco, peach, carrot, ginger and vanilla spice syrup.
In addition to all of these yummy libations there’s wine, beer, soft drinks, snacks and bites to eat after you’ve escaped to the incredible Wonderland Dreams!
Where: 529 5th Avenue.
This is a unique dining experience all together! Dining In The Dark: Sushi “Omakase” Edition, is a unique blindfolded tasting experience and happens to be a 12-course dinner. This special experience is happening at Sushi By Bou Nomad within Hotel 32|32 on select dates throughout this summer! While there are drinks you’re able to pair with this mystery menu (at an additional cost), guests get a welcome sake drink. Get tickets to try this special 12-piece menu here!
Where: 32 East 32nd Street
For non-alcoholic treats and dynamic beverages head over to The FRIENDS™ Experience where you can actually sit and relax at Central Perk! Enjoy hot and iced coffee drinks and tea. There are also a variety of cookies and snacks to choose from too!
Their seasonal summer menu includes so many unique and tasty beverages. Try the delectable strawberry cheesecake latte, a passion fruit peach tea, a strawberry lemonade and a brown sugar cinnamon cold brew!
Where: 130 E 23rd St, New York, NY (Located on the corner of Lexington Ave. and 23rd St.)
Get in touch with the Holy Spirits and some liquid spirits at Chapel Bar! This stunning bar is located in the New York branch of Swedish photography museum Fotografiska. Sip on decadent drinks at this dark and moody 19th century chapel and then go see some amazing art!
Some of our favorites were The High Plains Drifter also made us feel tingly with its combination of Mezcal, fresh lime juice, agave syrup and Fire Water Tincture bitters. The Chartreuse Swizzle was served in a tall sleek glass and this sweet libation included Each drink is priced at around $25, the decor and mood makes for a classy date night out! A highlight was The Crypt, which has Vodka, elderflower, yellow Chartreuse fresh lime juice, Orgeat almond syrup and soda, it was fizzy, frothy and fresh!
Where: 281 Park Avenue South
Part history lesson, part drinking journey, New York’s Speakeasy Drinks and Prohibition History Tour is a unique experience. Take a three hour tour to experience New York City while Prohibition was in effect. Visit some iconic and historic bars, grab a drink and make sure you bring that ID with you, this is a 21+ event. Tickets are available all summer here!
Where: 625 8th Avenue (meeting spot)