Our Editors' Neighborhoods, Exposed

Editors' Friday Nights, Round Two

wine glasses!

Although we like to party all the time, a proper workweek sendoff is best accomplished without a cab or subway ride. Since it’s Friday, we asked five more of our editors to divulge the neighborhood haunts they hold near and dear.

Jillian K., editorial assistant
Warm Up: Beer. Option one, Swift (unpretentious, literary-themed bar with long benches in back) and two, McSorley’s (the only place guys get bumped from their chairs for girls).
Main Course: Ippudo doesn’t have a sign. Simply look for the ramen-crazed crowd, put your name in, and hop around the corner to Black & White to drink while you wait (86 East 10th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues; 212-253-0246).
Next Level: Madam Geneva’s secret, Clue-like entrance and gin with homemade preserves make you feel cool. The late-night DJ at teensy, subterranean Kings Cross is always on point — and Hecho en Dumbo is right above when you need a dance break/snack.

Holley S., editor, DailyCandy Deals
Warm Up: Berry Park on the Williamsburg border. Make a beeline for the rooftop on sunny days. If it’s raining (or when a game is on), there’s a massive TV inside.
Main Course: Five Leaves. You can order off the menu with your eyes closed, and it’ll be exactly what you’re in the mood for. Bonus: The cocktails-only lounge recently opened across the street.
Next Level: Join an impromptu pickup card game and perhaps do a magic trick or two (watch this craft beer disappear) at Spritzenhaus’s outdoor picnic tables (33 Nassau Avenue, between Dobbin and Guernsey Streets; 347-987-4632).

Lincoln Square
DeAnna J., copy editor
Warm Up: Eat Jalapeño’s addictive avocado fries. Debate movie options over a fully loaded DBGB dog at Epicerie Boulud, then fill pockets with from-scratch salty caramels before moving on.
Main Course: Head underground to indie Lincoln Plaza Cinema for a bucket of popcorn and the best muffin case in town (yes, muffin case).
Next Level: Nightcap with a gingery El Diablo and a festival short film at XVI’s baroque living room in the sky, complete with fancy big screen.

LES/Alphabet City
Danielle B., market director
Warm Up: Never wait in line for a crummy cocktail. Skip the crowds of faux-speakeasy posers and head to Elsa’s for a Sazerac or old-fashioned.
Main Course: Share plates of high-spice Northern Thai at Zabb Elee. Informed diners know to order the larb kai, som tum kortmuar, and kana moo korb.
Next Level: Make a pit stop at Edi & the Wolf’s outdoor patio, and resist rubbing the moose head at Bedlam.

Williamsburg (East)
Janelle J., photo editor
Warm up: Pretend to be rich (without being poor afterward) at Le Barricou, where you’ll feel fancy with great French wine and garlicky escargot.
Main Course: Order cavatelli with broccoli rabe and sausage at the large yet charming Fiore, or anything — really, anything — from the grill at Qoo Robata.
Next Level: Hit The Commodore (366 Metropolitan Avenue, at Havemeyer Street; 718-218-7632) for frozen mojitos, crunchy fried chicken, and hours of dancing to music piped from an old re-rigged jukebox.

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Photo: jenny downing / Flickr

75 2nd Ave
bt 4th & 5th Sts
New York, NY 10003
Qoo Robata
367 Metropolitan Ave
bt Havemeyer & Roebling Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11211
284 Grand St
bt Roebling & Havemeyer Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Kings Cross
356 Bowery
bt 4th & Great Jones Sts
New York, NY 10003
Black & White
86 E 10th St
bt 3rd & 4th Aves
New York, NY 10003
4 Berry St
@ N 14th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
251 W 48th St
@ 8th Ave, 16th flr
New York, NY 10019
40 Ave C
bt 3rd & 4th Sts
New York, NY 10009
1886 Broadway
bt 62nd & 63rd Sts
New York, NY 10023
33 Nassau Ave
bt Dobbin & Guernsey Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11222
533 Grand St
bt Union Ave & Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
34 E 4th St
bt Bowery & Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003
185 Columbus Ave
@ 68th St
New York, NY 10023
4 Bleecker St
bt Bowery & Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10012
217 E 3rd St
bt Aves B & C
New York, NY 10009
917-882 7395
The Commodore
366 Metropolitan Ave
@ Havemeyer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
1900 Broadway
@ 64th St
New York, NY 10023
102 Ave C
@ 7th St
New York, NY 10009
354 Bowery
bt E 4th & Great Jones Sts
New York, NY 10012
18 Bedford Ave
@ Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11222