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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.

Bowery
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.

Greenpoint
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.

Where will you roam tonight? Tell us @CandyNewYork on Twitter.

Photo: jenny downing / Flickr

LOCATIONS
75 2nd Ave
bt 4th & 5th Sts
New York, NY 10003
212.505.9533
Qoo Robata
367 Metropolitan Ave
bt Havemeyer & Roebling Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11211
284 Grand St
bt Roebling & Havemeyer Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-782-8222
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
718-782-2829
XVI
251 W 48th St
@ 8th Ave, 16th flr
New York, NY 10019
212-956-1300
40 Ave C
bt 3rd & 4th Sts
New York, NY 10009
212-228-1049
1886 Broadway
bt 62nd & 63rd Sts
New York, NY 10023
212-757-2280
33 Nassau Ave
bt Dobbin & Guernsey Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11222
347-987-4632
533 Grand St
bt Union Ave & Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-782-7372
34 E 4th St
bt Bowery & Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003
212-260-3600
Jalepeno
185 Columbus Ave
@ 68th St
New York, NY 10023
4 Bleecker St
bt Bowery & Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10012
212-254-0350
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
212-595-9606
102 Ave C
@ 7th St
New York, NY 10009
212-598-1040
354 Bowery
bt E 4th & Great Jones Sts
New York, NY 10012
212-937-4245
18 Bedford Ave
@ Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
718-383-5345
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