After a long weekend, it’s time to get back to work. Well, almost.
Chill Out: Minus5 Open now
Make believe like you're at a Vegas hotel at this gimmick-driven bar that's made of hand-carved ice and kept at -5°C (23°F). You get a faux-fur jacket to keep warm as you sip fruity cocktails, but an amenable date will keep you warmer.
New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave. (W. 53rd St.), Midtown (212-757-4610)
Craft Corner: Bed-Vyne Brew Open now
Sister to Bed-Vyne Wine, this new bar focuses on craft beers on 10 taps, cheese, and charcuterie in a cave-like space with reclaimed beams and vintage stools.
370 Tompkins Ave. (Putnam Ave.), Bed Stuy (347-915-1080)
Roaring Good Time: Vinus and Marc Open now
Put on your best Gatsby garb for this 1920s-themed lounge — don't expect a TV over the bar — with vintage drink recipes and updated cocktails, plus raw bar selections for snacking.
1825 2nd Ave. (E. 94th St.), Upper East Side (646-692-9105)
Gelato Show: AB Biagi Open now
Italian gelato gets a Brazilian treatment at this new downtown shop that offers açai, cantucci and port wine, chocolate with tonka bean, and white chocolate with bergamot.
235 Elizabeth St. (Prince St.), Soho (212-219-8094)
Balls in the Face: Mimi and Coco Open now
Smorgasburg staple Mimi and Coco do one thing, and they do it well: fried dough balls stuffed with shrimp, sausage, cheese, potato, or even octopus, drizzled with teriyaki sauce and Japanese mayo.
92 Rivington St. (Ludlow St.), Lower East Side (646-801-9044)