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Bar Pitti In The Greenwich Village: The See And Be Seen Hotspot

Nightlife Bars Bar Pitti West Village

With a see and be seen sidewalk, mixed with the trattoria formula, Bar Pitti in the Greenwich Village opened in 1992 and became a New York City hotspot. It’s literally neighbors with the famous Da Silvano restaurant.

Nightlife Bars Bar Pitti West Village

Thank God it’s Spring!!!

After so many months of cold, we are pretty anxious to enjoy the good weather. Plus, New York City is a completely different city during the hotter months.

Bar Pitti, a Tuscan-inspired restaurant, offers a small but pleasurable menu with plates like: Insalata Di Fagioli Tonno e Cipolla, Crostini, Caprese, Scottish Smoked Salmon, Antipasto Toscano and Fettunta.

Portions can be small if you are too hungry, but it’s a great place to hang in the afternoon. Or even, to start your night with a few drinks.

The décor is pretty simple, and not very fancy, even though it is a high-end spot. Plus, it can get quite crowded and tables might be arranged pretty close together.

During the hot months, they have a great outdoor seating area. It will definitely give you a VIP view of who’s passing by.

It’s the perfect place to see people like Olivia Palermo, Gisele Bundchen, the Victoria Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio, Heidi Klum, Beyoncé, Jim Carey and many other cool and famous people!

Bar Pitti only accepts reservation for parties of four or more and is cash-only. So, be sure to have money on you!

If you’re in the mood of the “see and be seen” vibe, then Bar Pitti in the Greenwich Village is the right place!

If you want to grab dinner before or after Pitti, you might want to try the fantastic vegan RockinRaw or the American Nouveau cuisine at the hidden Hudson Clearwater.

For good music with upcoming bands, walk a few blocks to The Bitter End. It’s one of our favorite spots where we’ve seen several amazing bands, and friends play!

Hours: Daily: 12pm-12am

Location: 268 Sixth Avenue

www.barpitty.com


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Pearl and Ash is Lux’n’Simplicity

Located between Prince and Spring Street, Pearl and Ash is known for it’s mix of luxury and simplicity (food wise and decor wise) and definitely their love for wine!

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**THIS RESTAURANT IS UNFORTUNATELY PERMANENTLY CLOSED!**

Couldn’t sound better, right?

Well, the a-m-a-z-i-n-g wine list was put together by Patrick Cappiello and their dishes, by Chef Richard Kuo, are make for sharing.

We’re surely the type that loves tasting everything on the menu, so this is our type of restaurant – yes, yes…not forgetting to pair the tasty dishes with the wine, please!

A few you should try are: hanger tartare with egg, cocoa and melba, the octopus with sunflower seed and shiso is special, the cod, the quail, the mussels…well, they are all quite something!

For dessert? Ahhh…the Negroni ice cream sandwich!

Location: 220 Bowery


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Pearl and Ash

The Rock’n’Roll Saint Vitus Bar in Greenpoint for Nirvana fans

Nightlife Bars Saint Vitus Nirvana Show

We are all about a neighborhood at the very tip of Brooklyn, called Greenpoint. So many new venues are constantly opening and attracting some of the trendiest people in the New York. Saint Vitus is one of the places you have to know about.

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Nirvana performs at Saint Vitus Bar.

Greenpoint is a neighborhood in expansion. Some of the coolest ‘kids’ in New York live there and others are venturing into starting their own businesses. All locally made, which we love!

You can find everything from restaurants, bars, coffeeshop and famous donut bakeries, to hidden art galleries, apothecaries and even, a true rock bar!

The rock’n’roll Saint Vitus Bar is the first and only gothic-themed bar in the neighborhood. With dim lighting, they attract the metalheads and rock fans.

“FEARFUL naïfs may assume that heavy-metal bars are cradles of malevolence where depraved longhairs slake their thirst with bats’ blood. But Saint Vitus, a gothic-themed bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, named after a Black Sabbath song, is actually a welcoming spot for downing cheap beers and listening to Pantera.”

After playing at the “Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame” on a Thursday night, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear (a.k.a. Nirvana), headed to Saint Vitus.

There they played an amazing full set of Nirvana Classics for the lucky crowd that was there that night!

The complete list of upcoming shows are online, so be sure to see what will be on during the night you plan on going.

As one of the owners once said: “It doesn’t have to be about metal, it’s a fun vibe.

If you want to explore the neighborhood, but have absolutely no idea where to start, let us help! Download our Self-Guided Tour of Greenpoint and explore the neighborhood with your friends. Here is a teaser of one of the places on the guide: Milk & Roses restaurant, one of our favorites!

Location: 1120 Manhattan Avenue

www.saintvitusbar.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Saint Vitus Bar
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Zinc Bar: A Hidden Jazz Bar In The Greenwich Village

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Zinc Bar, located in Greenwich Village, swept me off my feet – or chair – on my first visit! It was beautifully said by the New York Magazine: “Down steep stairs and through a velvet curtain, but don’t bother unless you intend to become a regular…”

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Photo Credit: CBK

Alex Kay and Kristina Kossi, the owners of Zinc Bar, were “lucky” enough to secure the location, once the famous Club Cinderella closed down. It was also a Jazz spot and very famous during the 1940’s.

When you walk along West 3rd Street, you do have to pay attention to find the spot. The entrance is small, below eye level and you have go walk down a few steps. Passing the small door, you’ll see a long full bar with stools lined up. You can start your night by grabbing a drink there, before the show.

Passing a nostalgic red velvet curtain, you’ll find another space with tabled sorted relatively close to each other, and a small stage. That’s where all the magic happens!

Up on stage an amazing Afro Jazz band was having a blast and so was every other person in the room! The guys were just crazy vibing off each other and having so much fun.

We were there with musician friends. We have to say, when other musicians get just as excited as the band on stage…that’s something not to miss.

What you can expect? Inspired in African, Latin & Brazilian rhythms, a great insider crowd and definitely an unforgettable night!

Visit their website to see the events by genre. They have everything from Avant-garde Jazz, Blues, Bossa Nova, Cabaret, Flamenco, Free Jazz, Funk to Malagasy, Reggae, Salsa, Tango Jazz, Vocal, World Music and many more.

Certainly one of our preferred NYC Jazz bar in Greenwich Village.

Before, or after the show, you can make a reservation for dinner at Palma, just a few blocks away. And, if you want to try and stay at a hotel in the Greenwich Village, you can try The Marlton Hotel – one of the hot spots in town.

If you are a jazz lover, be sure to go to the bi-annual event at Governor’s Island called the Jazz Age Lawn Party. Also, you might want to have lunch or dinner at Epistrophy. There, the owner Luca, plays Jazz for his clients every last Sunday of the month!

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Photo Credit: Marco Losavio

Note: Some of the nights, there is a cover fee for the stage area. It’s not much, around $8 – $10. The bar area, on the other hand, nas no cover fee, but may request a minimum of two drinks depending on the day. Definitely, a good “problem” to have!

Last, we can help organize any event you’d like in the city. It can be a private event, or a corporate event, so contact our experts to see how we work.

Hours: Open 7 days a week
Week Nights: 6pm – 2:30am
Weekends: 6pm – 3am

Location: 82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan)

https://zincjazz.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Marco Losavio, CBK.
*Last Update on March/2020.*

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