The Modern’s Monkey 47 Table-Side Gibson

One of the best cocktails in the city, prepared at your table

New York City has no shortage of theatrical cocktail venues or bartenders with a penchant for performance. And, of course, there are so many signature drinks around the globe that come ablaze or garnished with their own garden for pure spectacle. That’s not what The Modern‘s Monkey 47 Gibson represents. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. With views of the Museum of Modern Art‘s garden, The Modern itself aims …

ATLA’s Aguas Frescas Boast Texture and Flavor

While their inventory rivals even the best mezcalerias, it's their zero-proof drinks that impress most

At ATLA, the younger sibling of Cosme, in New York‘s NoHo neighborhood, the light fare and non-alcoholic beverages impress most. (Think donut-shaped churros or flaxseed chilaquiles paired with delectable aguas frescas.) While beverage director Yana Volfson is skilled at crafting cocktails, her zero-proof options transcend the expectations usually associated with this section of the menu. “These are options that challenge the idea of a non-alcoholic …

Korean Ingredients at NYC’s Reception Bar

The zero-proof section of the cocktail menu is a particular reason to visit

From the outside, newcomer Reception Bar looks like yet another drinking hole in NYC‘s Lower East Side—fitted with floating orb lights, shades of peach and timber, plants in the circular windows and curved doorways. But one night exploring the menu proves Reception Bar is a sanctuary for people tired of classic cocktails or even alcohol in general. Owner and self-starter Katie Rue has developed cocktails and non-alcoholic elixirs …